[mythtv-users] Slave Backend & Mysql

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 19 13:10:32 UTC 2007

Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> Hi all
> I am a bit confused. The documentation on mythtv.org states this:
> "*NOTE*: Slave backends *must not* run a local MySQL daemon. By default, 
> they will connect to their local daemon rather than the central 
> database, causing unexpected behavior such as empty "Watch Recordings" 
> lists and a failure to locate the Video Sources defined on the master 
> backend. Modify the |/usr/local/share/mythtv/mysql.txt| file on all 
> slave backends to ensure that the |DBHostName| has the address of the 
> MySQL server."
> The way I read this is that you can have Mysql running on a slave 
> backend as long as you modify mysql.txt, but I may be wrong as this 
> statement is actually saying two different things....
> Am I reading this correctly?
> I ask as I need to offload commflagging and user jobs to a slave 
> backend, which just so happens to be the desktop I am typing on - and 
> this machine has MySQL running on it.
> Cheers
> Bruce
Slave backends must not run their own independant databases however it 
is acceptable to run your sql database on a slave system. You just need 
to make sure all myth boxes on your network point to the same mysql server.

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