[mythtv-users] Is it worth while to stop/start mythtv nightly?
brent.bolin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 15:27:34 UTC 2010
On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Brent Bolin <brent.bolin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I recently started doing a cron job that stops and starts mythtv nightly -
>>> 59 2 * * * root ( service mythtv-backend stop )
>>> 0 3 * * * root ( service mythtv-backend start )
>>> My thoughts we're memory leaks etc... and just getting a clean stop start daily.
> I started letting mine shut down to conserve power and generated heat.
> The writeups here are pretty good:
> This would accomplish your restarts and save on your power bills.
> I had to make my frontend machine become my proxy server (for use
> while at work) and then add a wakeonlan command to the power button I
> use to start up my frontend. With the SSD drive I use as my OS disk on
> the MBE I'm up and running in under a minute.
>>> Noticed there was a recorded show that had two entries. Was thinking
>>> something was wrong. Then remembered the cron job.
>>> I also do nightly myth fill database. I'm not sure if this stops
>>> mythtv from recording/watching because I'm never up at that time.
>>> So I'm wondering if I should combine these processes and just run from
>>> a command line(cron job). I believe /usr/bin/mythfilldatabase will do
>>> Or if it's not necessary at all.
>>> Any input?
>> I'm not sure what problems your having that you need this but while I
>> restart the frontend for various reasons (lockups, exiting for the
>> kids to play games, etc.) I can't remember the last time I restarted
>> the backend except for reboots or when I've needed to go into
>> mythtv-setup. The backend has been rock solid for me for quite some
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I use the back end to heat my house :)
I am the most un-green person you will find.
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