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

Ryan Pisani mythtv at frouse3.homelinux.com
Thu Jun 26 13:16:34 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

I have my master backend / mysql database running in a virtual machine
with no tuners defined. I do not however, use the master backend override
for streaming.

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