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

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 12:28:57 UTC 2008

2008/6/26 Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com>:
> 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.

Really? Here is one more idea :)  :
 -> I read somewhere on the -dev list that there is some kind of
virtual tuner which can be set in mythtv. Devs use it for testing

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