[mythtv-users] independend master/slave backends

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 15:59:30 UTC 2007

On 12/24/06, Groepaz <groepaz at gmx.net> wrote:
> i have to boxes setup...
> a) my desktop, running the master backend (and occasionally frontend, but that
> doesnt matter i guess)
> b) my laptop, usually running just a frontend (no slave backend or mysql)
> now i recently got a dvb-t card for my laptop, and i would like to use mythtv
> for watching tv when i'm on the road (read: when the laptop is not connected
> to the master backend). so far i have installed mysql and backend on the
> laptop, and configured those two as if it would be another master backend.
> but ofcourse that is not "right". what i'd really want is using the laptop as
> a frontend only (when i'm at home) and as a standalone backend/frontend when
> i'm on the road. preferably it should all work "automagically", without
> having to reconfigure mythtv on the laptop for a different master backend
> server. i tried running the backend on the laptop as a slave backend, but
> that didnt really do what i wanted either. any hints? (if there is no "good"
> way to do this, maybe someone who is more into mysql than me could come up
> with the necessary mysql commands to toggle the backend IP, so i dont have to
> go through mythtv-setup all the time?)

you could create a seperate user on your laptop for when your on the
road that will run the backend and frontend. If you change the master
backend IP for just that user (in ".mythtv") for launching mythbackend
as a local master backend.

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