[mythtv-users] Using SLUG as primary backend

Aaron Klein klein.aaron at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 02:27:01 UTC 2008

Im getting into Mythtv.  Right now I have a P4 HT 3.0 as my primary
backend with a frontend.  I only have 1 tuner (Leadtek 2000 XP) but I
hope to upgrade to multiple PVR cards.  In addition I have a secondary
front end currently setup as a secondary backend aswell with no
tuners.  That system is a P4 2.8 No HT.  I plan on dropping some PVR
tuners in that system aswell.  I am planning on having 1 system in the
bedroom and one in the living room.  Now to my question.  I saw that
you can put MythTV on a linksys slug and set it up as a master
backend.  I can see some real benifits to this as right now if I have
the primary system down the secondary system is useless since it cant
get to the DB.  I am curious  if there are any negitives to having the
slug as the primary backend.  I would suspect all the recordings would
end up being stored on the particular system they where recorded on
and any transcoding would be done on those systems aswell.  Is the
slug basicly just a place to store the DB and run the normal DB update
queries from?  Can you still stream recordings with mythweb if the
slug is the primary backend?

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