[mythtv-users] Multiple back end server confusion.

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 20:25:11 UTC 2007

On Aug 14, 2007 1:19 PM, wilky <c.wilky at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am attempting to create a multi backend multi tuner configuration.
> I hope to have 1 Master Server with 2 tuners in it. and 2 secondary backends
> with 1 tuner each.
> The Steps i have completed so far. and the errors:
>  1, Installed MythTV with frontend and database on Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop.
>  2, Installed MythTV to each of the secondary servers each with one tuner.
>  3, connected Secondary servers too master using the password given in
> /etc/mythtv/mysql.txt
>  4, Add both tuners from the Master server.
>  5, Add Each tuner from the 2 secondary servers.
> Now for the Error.
> When i attempt too use the backend tuners they are unavailable.
> The backend status shows them as not connected.
> if from the secondary server(which each also have frontend installed) I
> attempt to watch TV. they use the masters tuners first, but cannot use the
> tuners that are in the secondary.
> The Secondaries can read from the master database as they can see the
> Recorded items  and play them back .
> I have searched and searched for a HOWTO for a multi backend with multi
> tuner to no avail.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you in advance.
> Chris

I might have had similar issues a few months back when I set up my first
multi-backend system... did you make sure and identify each system
uniquely when you ran mythtv-setup on each back end? The back end
tuners get tracked using their unique system identifiers... if you don't
make them unique, then the master server won't know which tuner
goes where.... It wasn't obvious ( to me... for the first time doing
a multi-backend-setup ) what the error was at first... once I configured
each backen with it's own name and re-setup the cards, then the
master backend reported each tuner with the correct box on the
status page.


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