[mythtv-users] A clustered PVR just rocks...

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Jan 19 18:01:35 UTC 2008

On Jan 19, 2008, at 9:22 AM, Marc wrote:

>> If you install myth on your other machines as slave backends to the  
>> master
> backend it will offload the jobs (commflag, transcoding) to the  
> multiple
> backends. You don't have to have a capture device in the machine to  
> run it
> as a backend system.
> I have a FE/BE and a MBE system already. I'm going to have a 3rd  
> backend
> that is only online at certain times. Planning to offload older  
> recordings
> to it as an archive machine and then update the database to know the
> recordings are on it to play them if I want to. I may start turning  
> off the
> FE/BE system when I'm not home as well to save on electricity.
> I finally got the 3rd machine fully installed last night right  
> before my
> master backend finished recording 3 shows at the same time. When I  
> looked at
> the job list in mythweb I noticed that all 3 backends had done a  
> commflag, 2
> in HD, 1 in SD. It only took about 15 - 25 mins for all the jobs to  
> finish.
> Marc

They don't even need full backends running on them. They just need to  
run mythjobqueue to process the jobs.

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