[mythtv-users] Is there a good way to balance tuner use?

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Thu Mar 20 15:07:08 UTC 2014

On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:35:18 -0400, you wrote:

>I a master backend and a slave backend, in addition to two HDHR Primes.
> Currently, I have one Prime's tuners on my Master frontend, and one on the
>slave backend.  I have the tuner numbers staggered, such that the 1st
>recording tuner is on my slave, the 2nd is on my master, 3rd is on the
>slave, etc.  The LiveTV tuners are in reverse order.
>What ends up happening now is the majority of shows record on my slave
>backend this isn't a problem, *except* it causes my slave's recording
>drives to fill much quicker than the master, which could end up
>inadvertently auto-expiring shows.  I have three hard drives in each
>machine - the master's drives have ~300G free on each, while the slave's
>drives have ~100G free now, and shrinking.
>What is the preferred method to set this up such that my hard drives are
>used more equally across both machines?  Would it help to NFS mount the
>master's drives on the slave machines and add those to the storage group?

You could just rebalance the drives occasionally by moving recording
files between them.  I have a script that does that for me when I add
a new empty drive:


I have never tested it on a master/slave setup, but it should work
fine, if a little slower when moving files over the ethernet

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