[mythtv-users] USB over IP

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Apr 2 17:58:05 UTC 2010

On Friday 02 April 2010 11:40:58 am jedi wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 01:22:26PM -0400, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> > >...
> > > If you had a choice between putting say 8 USB tuners on one backend  or
> > > building a second backend because you only have 4 USB ports... wouldn't
> > > you choose to only run one?  This is assuming of course you are not
> > > gaining any other advantage by having two backends, as the OP did not
> > > suggest he had any concerns about the ability of his backend to support
> > > more tuners.
> >
> > If sufficiently beefy your second backend could be your hot spare in
> > case of hardware failure.  With religious backups of your database and
> > some scripting, you could get your restoration of service time to a
> > few minutes.   Get 5 nines (99.999%) WAF. :-)
>     I use the extra space on my frontend and backend boxes for all manner
> of backups. With even a Revo you will end up with over 100G of free space
> since Linux and MythTV take up so little.

That's on a very slow 2.5" drive, and may not be the best place to store 
video, but for some backups it might be OK, if you trust those little drives.

>     Cable boxes give me more trouble than Linux PCs.

Most STBs actually run Linux.

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