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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Jan 4 22:44:02 UTC 2008

On Jan 4, 2008, at 12:22 PM, Mudit Wahal wrote:

> 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.

You can set it up that way, have them both record on just one location  
or have both backends record on both using storage groups (records on  
whichever has the most free space) in pre-release software available  
in SVN.

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