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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 23, 2013 #341 of 1472
    ggieseke

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  2. Sep 25, 2013 #342 of 1472
    antalo

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    I got the premier S4 with the 2 tuners and 500GB drive. I'm trying to copy it over to a 1 TB WD10EZEX drive, with DvrBARS, but it wont let me copy or back it up directly to the 1 TB drive. It wants to back up on the local drive and from there restore to the 1 TB. I did this before, but can't remember how I did it. I finally got my XP pc running and want to get this S4 -TCD746500 expended.
    Any help please ? Thank You
     
  3. Sep 25, 2013 #343 of 1472
    ggieseke

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    DvrBARS can't copy directly from disk to disk yet.

    Backup the 500GB drive to a VHD file on your PC and close DvrBARS. Hook up the new 1TB drive, restart DvrBARS, and restore the image to the new drive.

    You will also need a jmfs boot CD to expand the new drive after you restore it.

    Depending on what's already on the 500GB drive you can choose to do a Truncated, Modified Full, or Full backup. It's up to you and what each option does is explanaied onscreen. When restoring to the new drive you can choose to do a Quick or Full restore. If it's a brand new drive I'd go with quick.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2013 #344 of 1472
    bmeacham2

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    I'm looking for a TCD750500 image. Can anyone help please?

    tia,

    Bryan
     
  5. Nov 22, 2013 #345 of 1472
    qlafferty

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    I have TCD746320 with a bad hard drive. I have a TCD750500 in the house that is working fine. I read through a bunch of forum posts and I get the impression that backing up my other Tivo and restoring won't work because they are different models. If that is true could someone steer me in the right direction to get an image for a TCD746320? Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2013 #346 of 1472
    qlafferty

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    I am pretty sure I need an image for the TCD746320.

    I bought a WD10EXRX 1Tb drive, took the drive out of my TCD705500, downloaded MFSLive 1.4, and copied, expanded, supersized to the new drive. I then put it back in the TCD705500. System Information saw the full capacity of the new drive. I did a clear and erase everything. After that I backed up the new drive to an image with DvrBARS. So far so good.

    I then put the new drive in my TCD746320 and it seemed to boot up just fine. I ran guided setup with no problem. The Tivo downloaded the latest service update and everything seemed great. Until I tried to record something. It won't record and on further inspection I discovered that my Tivo Service number is all zeros.

    I rebooted the Tivo several times with no change. I forced a network connection to Tivo. I did a 52 kickstart on the Tivo and it made no difference. I even tried the 56 kickstart and I still have all zeros for my TSN and no recording.

    Any suggestions?
     
  7. Nov 23, 2013 #347 of 1472
    ThAbtO

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    Run Clear & Delete Everything to clear out the TSN Zeroes. It will also marry the image/drive to the tivo.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2013 #348 of 1472
    jmbach

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    If that is what is happening to you, then as already stated a c&de should do it for you.
    I am a little surprised that MFSLive did everything for you successfully. For the S4 series, JMFS is the utility that is used to do what you did. Might need to test the unit to make sure you have all the recording time that is reported.
     
  9. Nov 23, 2013 #349 of 1472
    unitron

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    Let me be sure I understand, because it sounds like you've done something that's not supposed to be able to be done.

    You took the drive out of your 705500, which I suspect is really a 750500, a 4 tuner Premiere 4 with a 500GB hard drive, and copied (for an as yet un-pinned down definition of copy) it somehow to a 1TB WD10EXRX (which appears to be a mostly overseas model, are you sure yours isn't an EZRX?), and whatever voodoo you practiced next, when finished you put the TiVo's 500GB drive aside and put the 1TB drive into the TiVo from which you had removed the 500GB drive, successfully booted that TiVo, let it update (the TiVo operating system software, not just the program listings), and then did a C&DE on it.


    Then you took that 1TB drive and put it into an original Premiere (2 tuners, came from the factory with a 320GB drive), and have had mixed success with it?


    (I hope you are being very careful with the 500GB drive from the 4 tuner TiVo not to use it in any other TiVo besides the one in which it came, and not to erase or overwrite any of the software on it while it's connected to something other than the TiVo in which it came).
     
  10. Nov 23, 2013 #350 of 1472
    qlafferty

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    Unitron, I guess I could have paid a little more attention to detail in my post. You are correct in your assumptions. I am currently at the 'Loading Info' phase of Guided Setup on the two tuner Premiere after doing a C&DE on the 1Tb drive that has 4 tuner Premiere software on it. I will post the results when it has completed.

    Other than the TSN being all zeros and the inability to record I haven't seen anything else to indicate other issues on the two tuner Premiere after loading the 4 tuner SW on it.

    I have already put the original drive back into the 4 tuner unit and it is still functioning just fine. Thanks for the warning though.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2013 #351 of 1472
    qlafferty

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    I am happy to report that my two tuner Premiere seems to be 100% functional. The TSN is back, I can record again, and it is reporting 157 hours of recording time. I guess I will just have to wait and see if it stays stable and if I can really use the full capacity.

    Thanks for your advice guys. These forums are really helpful.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2013 #352 of 1472
    unitron

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    I'm somewhat amazed that you could use the MFS Live cd v1.4 to copy and expand a Series 4 image.

    You could have used

    dd

    or

    dd_rescue

    on that cd to "Xerox" the 500GB onto the first 500GB of that 1TB drive, but the S4s introduced some sort of database partition that didn't exist before, and that was supposed to break MFS Live and WinMFS, according to spike, who wrote both, so I wouldn't have expected mfscopy to succeed, especially if you included the expansion option in that command.

    Come to think of it, doesn't supersizing require WinMFS rather than MFS Live?

    Assuming WinMFS can supersize anything newer than the various S3 models.

    Unless you use the S4 only supersize function on the jmfs cd v1.04, in which case you might as well have used it for the copy part as well.


    I don't suppose you happened to run

    pdisk -l

    on that 1TB and redirect its output to a text file?

    I'd love to see the before and after partition maps.

    It would also have been interesting to see what

    mfsinfo

    had to say about that expanded 1TB drive as well.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2013 #353 of 1472
    dak99

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    Newbie here... I was hoping for a little help... My TiVo Premiere TCD746320 hard drive got corrupted. Where can I get a copy of the image? Please advise
     
  14. Nov 28, 2013 #354 of 1472
    ggieseke

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  15. Nov 30, 2013 #355 of 1472
    gls84

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    I'm sure you are all getting tired of this but I am also hoping for a little help... My TiVo Premiere TCD746320 hard drive has crashed and I am not able to get a backup from it. Would I be able to get an image from this helpful group?

    Thanks - Gary
     
  16. Nov 30, 2013 #356 of 1472
    ggieseke

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  17. Dec 1, 2013 #357 of 1472
    Olamide

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    Hello, I also am a newbie here... My Tivo 746320 hard disk failed. Don't have a backup of hard drive. I need a full image and instruction to try to setup my Tivo using a new hard drive. Can anyone help?

    Thanks- Olamide
     
  18. Dec 1, 2013 #358 of 1472
    ggieseke

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    Use DvrBARS to restore it. If the new drive is larger than the original you can download a copy of the jmfs CD, boot from it, and expand the drive.

    When you put the new drive in the TiVo run Clear & Delete Everything to "marry" it to the motherboard.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2013 #359 of 1472
    lpwcomp

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    Some questions:

    Is there any problem running DVRbars under Win 8.1? Any possibility that Windows will automatically try to mount the source drive and write a drive signature to it?

    Has the problem with an empty card reader been fixed? My new machine came with an 8-in-1 reader and I have absolutely nothing to put in it.

    @ How long for a truncated backup of TCD746320? USB 3.0 connection, supposedly max 5Gbps

    @ how long for restore?
     
  20. Dec 1, 2013 #360 of 1472
    Olamide

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    Hi ggieseke,

    Got it, thanks you so much for your time and effort. Will update you on how it goes with the replacement. Question on the replacement, since i don't have an old hard drive, what will be my source drive that will house the image? Can the image be anywhere attached to the computer say a USB drive. Will the DvrBARS program recognize the external drive.

    Thank you
     

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