[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Karl Dietz dekarl at spaetfruehstuecken.org
Wed Mar 12 10:57:13 UTC 2014

On 12.03.2014 11:13, Michael Watson wrote:
> On 12/03/2014 1:54 AM, Peter Carlsson wrote:
>> Hello!
>> 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?
> MythBuntu patches the mythtv code to allow use of a tunerless backend,
> but you will hit a wall on this mailing list if you mention that you are
> running a BE without a tuner. The simple workaround is to add a
> Demo/Test tuner to the BE, it requires a MPEG-2 TS file, which you can
> easily find on the web (and I'm guessing not to hard to create yourself
> but never tried).

or just add an IPTV recorder with some http-live-streaming channels to 
the master backend.


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