[mythtv-users] Slave backend storage

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Oct 21 09:32:14 UTC 2020

I have a scheduling conflict coming up with no obvious way around it.

My first thought was to dig out one of my old USB Hauppauge tuners and make up a new source that 
could be used to cover the issue, but then I didn't really want to spend time tampering with the 
Master backend and possibly upset something, all for a temporary fix.

So, the next idea was an ad hoc slave backend. I have a spare box I can use - in fact it is an old 
master backend box - but the question of what to do with the storage comes up.

I would rather store the video files on the MBE. Since the video directories on the MBE are already 
shared over NFS, that would seem the simplest solution. The alternative is local storage, but then 
when I decommission the SBE I'd have to move the vidoes; no biggy but the MBE might get confused 
when the SBE disappears.

Are there any rules out there how this would work? Problems? Suggestions?


Mike Perkins

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