[mythtv-users] Mythtv FE in a frequent power loss environment

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue Dec 8 13:35:10 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 08 December 2009 04:42:04 am Rajil Saraswat wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to setup a front-end in an environment where power
> failure are a norm. The plan is to have a UPS for the backend so that
> it cleanly shutdown but the frontend will be on its own.
> So is it ideal to go for a diskless frontend (nfs mounted backend)?
> What happens when FE is alive and a power failure occurs, will it
> corrupt the backend filesystem.
> Also, i plan to use XFS for the backend. Is it a good choice with a
> UPS which can cleanly shut it down or should i stick to ext3. I havent
> still built the kit, so open for any tips!

Why not put a UPS on the F/E? Most F/Es don't pull that much power, so 
you'd need a smaller unit than for the B/E.

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