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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by ggieseke, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Sep 11, 2013 #321 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    The WD diags test the drive physically. They work if the drive is set up for a TiVo, PC, Mac or completely empty.
     
  2. Sep 11, 2013 #322 of 1474
    tvmaster2

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    OK, thanks. Failed the short test. Guess it's toast :(
     
  3. Sep 11, 2013 #323 of 1474
    proudx

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    i just replaced a wd20eurs that failed, and now after only 2 months i think my replacement wd20eurs is already failing. i kickstarted 54 and while it passed all the smart tests it took it 1931 minutes to do the full off-line scan smart test! While i have always had luck with WD, I'm starting to think these WD AV-GP green drives are not that reliable.

    I plan on removing the drive from the tivo sometime this week and running a backup of it and wd diag on it. Wonder how many bad sectors the 2 month old drive already has..
     
  4. Sep 12, 2013 #324 of 1474
    unitron

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    I thank you for the kind words, but in that forum in particular I'm guessing the discussion is about actually writing code, and getting TurboPascal or QBasic to put "Hello World" on the screen is prettty much the beginning and the end of my expertise in that area.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2013 #325 of 1474
    tvmaster2

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    yeah, mine was less than a year old when it crashed the first time. This is the third crash, and it FINALLY showed up as Error 07, which WD said deserved a new drive. So, I await the replacement.
    My concern is that they have to be mounted upside-down in the Premiere, but most people here say that's not a problem.
    Heat would be my other concern with this drive and the Premiere's design.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2013 #326 of 1474
    proudx

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    I pulled the drive and it passes all the wd diag extended test and short tests in around 6 hours. I also checked the smart status and it doesn't have any bad sectors. As far as the sluggishness not sure why, 4k alignment issues or just something in the latest update. When I see sluggishness or pixelation it seems to always be loading guide data from a network connection. Seems this either started with my new drive or the latest update.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2013 #327 of 1474
    epereira

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    Hi:

    Newbie here... I was hoping someone could help me with this... My TiVo Premiere Elite XL4 TCD758250 hard drive needs to be replaced and I need a full image for my new 2TB drive. I am assuming I could use the program to restore the image to the new drive and then call the cable company to pair my cablecard?

    Please help.
    Thanks,
    Erle
     
  8. Sep 14, 2013 #328 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    I sent you a PM with a link to the image. Just restore it to the new drive, pop it in your TiVo, and it will be identical to the day you first unpacked your Elite.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2013 #329 of 1474
    epereira

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    Thank you very, very, much!
     
  10. Sep 15, 2013 #330 of 1474
    daverita

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    Advice needed -
    For my Philips Series 1 Tivo, I used DVRBARS to copy my PATA 120GB Maxtor drive that I bought from Weaknees and tried to restore it to a PATA 160GB drive Maxtor drive that formerly was used as a Windows XP drive. I used Full Backup and Full Restore.After the copy seemed to have worked OK, I put it in the Tivo but it did not get past the initial screen "Your Recorder is starting up....".

    Since that didn't work I zeroed out the drive that I was copying to using Active@ KillDisk. Again I tried a Full Restore with the same results - "Your Recorder is starting up...", but the boot up process goes no further.

    Is there something I need to do to the drive I am copying to before I do the Full Restore.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2013 #331 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    Did you check the jumpers on the new drive before putting it in the TiVo? It's probably set for cable select, but on a Series 1 you have to specifically jumper it for master (or slave in a two drive setup).
     
  12. Sep 16, 2013 #332 of 1474
    tvmaster2

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    hi - just got my replacement WD10EURX in the mail, so off we go

    found my Truncated backup, loaded up DVRbars, and restored the drive. Went quickly with no errors.

    next - expand and supersize....or NOT

    loaded my bootable JMFS disc and ran the Expand procedure, but got this:
    "Expand did not finish successfully"

    tried it again - fail.

    any idea why this would be? I seem to recall that I expanded and supersized my last drive BEFORE writing the Truncated Backup.

    Oh, wait a second....is EXPANDING only viable on 2 TB drives? This is a 1TB drive
     
  13. Sep 16, 2013 #333 of 1474
    jmbach

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    Boot the drive in the TiVo and see what recording time you have. If the original drive was 1TB when you ran the truncated back up, then the restore should be 1TB. There should be nothing to expand. Run (I think it's called) mfslayout on the JMFS disk to see the capacity and partition structure.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 4
     
  14. Sep 16, 2013 #334 of 1474
    tvmaster2

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    yes, it was a 1TB WD drive that the backup was made on, and it had already been expanded and supersized. IF there's nothing to "expand", is there anything to supersize?

    recordable space reported by Tivo: 927.37G
    approximately 143 HD hours
    those are the readings in JFMS after the expand fail

    something tells me I can get another 15 hours somehow, if I remember reading earlier threads. Is that done with WMFS (supersizing)?

    OK - Update: hooked the drive up to the Tivo, and it's reading 157 HD hours, so I guess I'm good to go, right? ;)
     
  15. Sep 16, 2013 #335 of 1474
    lessd

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    Yes, 157 hours is the most one can get from a 1Tb drive.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2013 #336 of 1474
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  17. Sep 17, 2013 #337 of 1474
    daverita

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    Thank you ggieseke - setting the jumper to 'master' solved my problem.

    Many thanks, now I have a 160GB drive in my Tivo instead of the 120GB drive.
     
  18. Sep 17, 2013 #338 of 1474
    ggieseke

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    I don't know if you previously hacked it to include the LBA48 kernel. If not, 127GB will be the max it can use.

    Glad that worked. My S1 memories are getting pretty foggy.
     
  19. Sep 17, 2013 #339 of 1474
    BobCamp1

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    You are correct. If he didn't put in the lba48 kernel, he's going to have problems.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2013 #340 of 1474
    letsgokings

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    Hello, I also am a newbie here... Like others have posted in this thread, I have a Tivo Premiere (base model) whose hard drive has failed. It was a 2TB hard drive. I'm in the position where I have no backup and need a full image to try to setup my Tivo using a new hard drive. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Joseph
     

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