[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Mar 16 20:25:53 UTC 2014

On 16/03/14 14:05, Michael Watson wrote:
> 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.
Use network tuners instead - like HDHR varieties.


Mike Perkins

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