[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Mar 11 16:52:59 UTC 2014

On 03/11/2014 10:54 AM, Peter Carlsson wrote:
> My current setup (0.27) has a dedicated BE/FE where I have the tuners. This is powered off whenever it is not recording or when we a watching a recording.
> I also have a desktop/server which is a FE and is running 24/7.
> To make it easier to update the recording schedule etc. I would like to move the BE and the database to the desktop/server but still have the tuners in the current BE/FE. The hostnames will be kept for the different systems.
> Is this possible without too much trouble and should I follow the instructions at http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Backend_migration ?
> Are there any pros/cons I might have to consider?

Tunerless backends aren't supported, so you'd have to have tuners of 
some sort in the master backend.

Why not just make the "desktop/server which is a FE and is running 24/7" 
into the master backend and put the tuners in it?  Then the "dedicated 
BE/FE where [you] have the tuners" could become a dedicated frontend 
without any tuners.


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