[mythtv-users] Before I tear my hair out can a slave BE...

Clay nt4usb at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 5 01:57:41 UTC 2009

> From: glenhawk at optusnet.com.au <glenhawk at optusnet.com.au>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Before I tear my hair out can a slave BE...
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:16 PM
> Can a slave backend be setup to only run when it is needed?
> I had 4 tuners in my MBE but I changed hardware. My new MBE
> can only hold 3 tuners (one dual one single and I'd
> rather not buy another dual) and it is only occasional that
> I need the 4th tuner (usually when a bunch of shows are
> starting and ending at the same times) so I thought I could
> setup a SBE that would only need to switch on occasionally.
> Is this possible or will both machines always have to run
> at the same time?

If the slave machine supports WOL (wake on lan) the master can wake up the slave... or, at least it says so in the docs. I haven't actually set it up.


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