[mythtv-users] Moving MythTV backend to another computer

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Mon Mar 17 10:38:05 UTC 2014

On 17/03/2014 8:41 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> 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.
> _______________________________________________
Network tuner doesn't help much if you also want to watch content at 
that location as well, a SBE/FE does.
vtuner would likely be a more complex config than a SBE.

Choice and flexibility are fantastic features of good software.

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