[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Mar 17 09:41:33 UTC 2014

On Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:25:53 +0000, you wrote:

>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.

Or maybe vtuner to allow access to remote tuners.

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