[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Sun Mar 16 14:05:01 UTC 2014

On 12/03/2014 11:58 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/12/2014 06:57 AM, Karl Dietz wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User_Manual:Setting_up_HTTP_Live_Streaming_Recorder 
> Or just ask the important question:  what is the reason for putting 
> the tuners on the computer that shuts down (and, therefore, will have 
> to wake up to record) rather than putting them on the always-on system 
> that you want to make the master backend (and, therefore, wouldn't 
> need to wake to record)?
> /me doesn't understand why so many work so hard to design complex 
> systems where a simple solution exists.
I can think at least on scenario:  A system with low recording use, but 
wants to watch recording/videos on MBE system, and lives in a rental 
premises, where aerial cable is not in an ideal location.

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