elsmandino wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:36 pm
I have just been looking into the possibility of using the latest raspberry Pi for recording, with TVHeadend.
I am curious as to how TVHeadend affects the SD card, used for the Operating System.
Does TVHeadend constantly write to the card (with EPG updates, schedule updates etc.) or does it run entirely in RAM?
There's a pretty good TV Headend forum at tvheadend.org who may be a good bunch to ask.
I''ve run TV Headend as a back-end on a number of systems (some Pi, some other SBCs like the ODroid HC-1) and have had no major issues with SD card damage. YMMV.
If you are adding a USB 2.0 external drive for recording storage, you may find you can either run Raspbian etc. from that drive (newer Pis support USB boot) or run from a MicroSD boot card with the bulk of the OS on the external storage?