[mythtv-users] Shutdown SBEs but not MBE with 0.21

John Payne mythtv at payne.ch
Sun Dec 14 16:12:29 UTC 2008

I only found an old (2005) post asking this question and there was 
noconclusion at that time 

With mythtv 0.21 is it possible to get the MBE to shutdown SBEs that 
don't have work, without shutting itself down?

I setup an old laptop to act as a WOL server running 24/7- at shutdown 
the  BE sent a message to the server with start time & MAC & the server 
schedules a wol call via 'at'. When the FE starts it would also send a 
WOL packet the the BE (not actually implemented that yet).

The only 'problem' was that I had to force the BE to wakeup if I wanted 
to do anything else, like schedule something new, use mythweb etc. I 
then thought I could configure the laptop as an MBE with no tuners and 
convert the existing BE to an SBE. I've done that today and modified the 
MBE/SBE (&FE) nodes to use the new MBE, but I don't see how I can get 
the MBE to shutdown & restart the SBE.

Seems to me to be the sort of thing that should be supported in a 
multi-node MythTV environment...

Any tips or pointers are welcome


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