[mythtv-users] MythTV using NAS (on a via ) using Gigabit ethernet.

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 11:54:42 UTC 2008

2008/6/26 Roy Lofthouse <lofty69 at gmail.com>:
> I've posted a couple of times regarding setting up MythTV using NAS
> and I just wanted to get peoples input on a system I was thinking of
> doing and whether it would work...
> 1 x NAS for storage, mysql, apache etc (using FreeeNAS and a dual or
> quad nic system)
>      Using one of the following boards with a 1.5Ghz processor:
>      http://via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=610
>      http://via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=570
> 1 x Master backend/fronend for recording/watching
> 2 x Frontends
> The way I was thinking of setting up the backend was using two NICs
> one for recording and mysql and one for everything else, and on the
> NAS box have one NIC for recording and one for everything else as
> well, this way the writing to the disk is done on its own gigabit
> connection.
> Am I right in thinking that because the sql db is on the NAS box that
> the frontend would not need to see a master server up and running?
> I would prefer a system that is on 24x7 but I want something that is
> low powered, quite quiet and can be located somewhere out of the way
> and I'm hoping this is feasible.

I was also thinking the same thing, but it is not true. It needs
mythbackend for something (no idea what for).

But you could install a master backend without tuners on your NAS
machine, and use your other backend as a slave backend. Your NAS is
always online -> your master backend is online.

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