[mythtv-users] Mythweb: Missing preview images when server offline

DaveD mythtv at guiplot.com
Mon Jun 7 01:41:57 UTC 2021

Got it:  update recorded set hostname='master_backend' where 

Should have put that in a cron job a long time ago!

Dave D.

On 6/6/21 6:17 PM, DaveD wrote:
> I have always been a bit disappointed that MythWeb's recorded programs 
> page had missing preview images on all recordings made by a slave 
> backend whenever that server was not running (which was most of the 
> time).  I have now permanently retired that system and, predictably, 
> NEVER have preview images for the many recordings I still have that 
> were made by that system, all of which have always been stored (via 
> NFS) on my master FE/BE server.  I think I understand the logic of the 
> design (slave backend MAY store its own recordings which are needed 
> for the preview), but I think it is short-sighted that the previews 
> never get saved on the server where the recordings reside and used 
> from there, regardless of which host recorded them (mythfrontend has 
> no such troubles).
> Any way, is there a way I can get the main BE to generate those 
> preview images?  Is there a field in a table where I can simply change 
> the hostname to the master BE's to get the master BE to generate the 
> images?
> Dave D.
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