[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Peter Carlsson maillist.peter at home.se
Wed Mar 12 19:19:06 UTC 2014

On 12/03/2014 9:13 PM, 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?
>> Best regards,
>> Peter Carlsson 
> 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).

Thanks for the answer. I don't use MythBuntu and even if I did I think
this was too much work for what I would gain. But still nice to know
that it is possible.

Best regards,
Peter Carlsson

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