[mythtv-users] How do master and slave backends divide up work?

Mudit Wahal mwahal at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 20:22:05 UTC 2008

On 1/4/08, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> ...you should probably make your frontend machine also your master
> backend, then the slave backend will only turn on when it needs to
> record something.
> That's how mine is set up.  The slave is also a secondary frontend, so I
> also power it up manually when I want to watch something on it.  The master
> runs all the time.
> If you set up your tuners so the master backend's is preferred, the master
> will *always* be up when the slave needs to record something, anyway -- the
> slave will only be needed for recording if the master is already busy
> recording something else.

Is the slave recording it on its local hard drive ? I want to create a
similar setup. I've two independent masters right now. I want to convert one
of the master to slave, but still record locally.

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