[mythtv-users] backend power

Jared Greenwald greenwaldjared at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 22:29:43 UTC 2007

I'd be interested to hear more about your configuration.  As in, what is
exported and where it's mounted on the frontend-only machines...


On 2/19/07, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
> Jared Greenwald wrote:
> > I seem to be a little confused about how this whole backend/frontend
> > thing works.
> >
> > I'd like to be able to keep all of my media up on the backend.  This
> > includes transcoded DVD movies, music, and tv shows.  It doesn't seem
> > to be setup this way.  Ultimately, I'd like to setup a single backend
> > machine with multiple frontend machines.  I'd like all of the media
> > files to reside on the backend so that they can be played on any of
> > the frontend machines.
> >
> > I'm playing with a test setup at the moment with a backend and
> > separate frontend machine and when I attempt to rip a DVD, it seems to
> > just plop the resulting files on the local frontend's disk.
> >
> > Also, same with mp3s/music files.
> >
> > Has anyone tried this?  How would I be able to set this up such that
> > everything is shared.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jared
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> Personally, I use NFS shares to map everything back to my backend
> server, including channel icons and movie posters... this allows me to
> set each frontend to map music, video, recorded shows, and pictures to
> the exact same path (for simplicity of management) back to the backend
> server. I have a frontend setup on my backend machine simply so that I
> can rip music and movies at the console  because I find it to be faster
> then doing it through a frontend box over the network... I also have all
> of my tuner cards crammed into my backend server... you can just as
> easily have each frontend record shows but I prefer to have everything
> in one place so that when something fails on my backend it causes my
> entire Myth Universe to crash. One of these days I'll take the time and
> money to move my 2TB SATA LVM to a RAID configuration.
> Either way, it's entirely possible to share all data to all frontends,
> just use NFS shares.
> ---
> Josh
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