[mythtv-users] reconfigure to single FE/BE with Json

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 16:09:04 UTC 2023


On Sat, Sep 23, 2023 at 11:37 AM Hika van den Hoven <hikavdh at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hoi Daryl,
>
> Saturday, September 23, 2023, 5:17:45 PM, you wrote:
>
>
> > On Sat, Sep 23, 2023 at 11:04 AM Hika van den Hoven <hikavdh at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hoi Daryl,
> >
> >  Saturday, September 23, 2023, 3:22:59 PM, you wrote:
> >
>  >> Experimentally, I tried using a RPi4 as a master BE with EIT
>  >> program data, on 24/7 to get the best data possible. That didn't
>  >> work so well so, as the subject indicates, I want my previous setup
>  >> back. I renewed my SD subscription and started with the "XMLTV -
>  >> MythTV Official" wiki. I did the xmltv install, but get nothing when
>  >> I run "mythtv-setup" as mythtv. If I turn the RPi off I can't
>  >> connect to the database. Do I need to restore a database to the
>  >> Lenovo in order to proceed with the wiki?
>  >> TIA  Daryl
> >
> >  Am I right to assume your database is on the rpi?
>
>
> > Yes, it is currently the Master BE
> >  The database does not have to be on the machine running the
> >  master backend, but it MUST be up and running to use mythtv.
> >  So, if the db is on the rpi and you want to take the rpi out of
> >  commission, you will have to move the database and change the settings
> >  on all back and frontends accordingly.
>
>
> >
> > The RPi is called "trieli" and the Lenovo is called "daryl".
> > I've created a new database backup from the RPi (host name trieli)
> > so I'll need to change Lenove's hostname from daryl to trieli to be
> > able to: drop, create, and restore this new db?
>
>
> > Or can I move the database from the master (RPi) to the slave
> > (Lenovo) and then configure the Lenovo to be  the master?
>
>
> > TIA  Daryl
> >
> Do not change hostnames. Change ~/.mythtv/config.xml on all machines
> running a back or frontend for all users to point to the new location
> ip address for the database.
> Then restore your backup from the rpi on the lenovo.
>

IIRC restoring a database with a hostname trieli will fail to restore on a
machine with a hostname daryl?


> After this it should work as before with the rpi still as the master
> and the lenovo as the slave.
> Next I think, but I have never tried it, you change the lenovo through
> mythtv-setup to master. I think then the rpi will automatically
> degrade to slave. But if you want to keep using it as slave you best
> check.
>
Yes, I've made these changes, back and forth making either Master or Slave.
I want to retire the RPi.

>
>
>
> Tot mails,
>   Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com
>
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>
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