[mythtv-users] The purpose of a Secondary Backend is...

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 14:13:48 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 9:06 PM, <glenhawk at optusnet.com.au> wrote:

> ...well I thought I knew but now I'm not sure. Is there any documentation
> somewhere discussing the virtues of Secondary Backends?
> I figured that a Secondary Backend was there to take some load off the
> Master but other that additional recordings I wasn't sure what they were
> for. I have found since that it is possible to run the database on a
> Secondary Backend but other than that...?
> I was interested to know if a Secondary Backend could run independently
> from the Master. EG, can you switch on the Secondary to watch something it
> recorded without having to have the Master on?
> I think I have found that you can't do that, it needs to see the database
> to be able to run, is that correct?

I used a slave backend for a while because my master backend was running RH9
and I needed FC4 in order to have the updated DVB support needed for my HD
cards.  This was I could have very different kernels supporting different
hardware without trashing one or both systems.

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