[mythtv-users] Automatic mythfilldatabase and WOL option

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:45:49 UTC 2007

On 3/16/07, James Warden <warjamy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a very stupid question. Maybe I haven't RTFM very good ... so put up
> with me :)
> What's the best option to have an automatic database update (channel
> programs) ? If I turn on the option through the f/e, nothing happens anyway.
> Shouldn't it be a b/e option instead ? I was thinking about setting up a
> cron job, but that would also imply that I always leave the b/e on. So that
> leads me to another config : is it possible to wake up the b/e from an S3
> state via the network from the f/e ? (some WOL option) and then have a
> mythfilldatabase job running in the background when it resumed ?
> OK, I realize I am mixing different things here. I would just like to know
> what about your own configuration, get some advice and what could be the
> best for my distributed system.

Set up a cron job in /etc/cron.daily and make sure that anacron is set
to run on boot. Then mythfilldatabase will run ~1 hour after your
backend boots, maximum once per day.


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