[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Peter Carlsson maillist.peter at home.se
Wed Mar 12 19:17:52 UTC 2014

On 03/11/2014 12:52 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>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.
> Mike 

Thanks for the answer. That is a solution worth considering.

Is work ongoing to make it possible to have a tunerless backend?
Best regards,
Peter Carlsson

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