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

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 12:12:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 7:54 AM, Ma Begaj <derliebegott at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

The backend is what serves up your recorded files.  It has to be on.
IIRC, the master backend also has to have at least one tuner.

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