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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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

  1. Apr 21, 2013 #81 of 1472
    jmbach

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    Yes my experience has been different, however, I have only used WinMFS to expand an OLED S3 (648) to 2TB. I will get a 652 image and see if my experience is any different.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2013 #82 of 1472
    lessd

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    The OLED S3 does work with WinMFS and a 2Tb drive.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2013 #83 of 1472
    Demon_6

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    Worked perfectly where winmfs would not salvage my Tivo Drive. Tivo was restarting errantly and the Seagate driving was getting more and more noisey.

    Winmfs kept having issues and would not finishing copying the drive. Even after letting it set for extended periods of time(24 Hours). Guessing it was getting caught up in bad sectors.


    DVRbars managed to back up settings and shows and recover them to a replacement drive within a few hours. Used Winmfs to expand to the new larger drive and everything works perfect again.

    Thanks for great working software with a simple user interface.:up:
     
  4. Apr 21, 2013 #84 of 1472
    johndierks

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    I am using running WinMFS as an administrator. I would have done it all with WinMFS, but I can't get it to see my new drive. It sees my old drive fine, DvrBARS sees both drives fine, I'm stumped.

    Using a USB to SATA adaptor with Windows 7 running in VMWare Fusion, on a Macbook Pro. New drive is a WD20EARX.

    I used the same setup earlier in the week to upgrade a Tivo HD from 160 to 500GB, so I think my setup is working fine, but for some reason WinMFS just doesn't recognize this drive.
     
  5. Apr 22, 2013 #85 of 1472
    jmbach

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    Just played with a 652 image and had no problem with WinMFS taking it to 2TB. Could I get a truncated version of your original drive and test with that to see why it did not work for you.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2013 #86 of 1472
    jmbach

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    Are you going from the 500GB or 160GB drive to a larger drive. And how did you expand from the 160GB drive to the 500GB drive.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2013 #87 of 1472
    johndierks

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    I'm trying to clone/expand from the 160GB to the 2TB drive.

    I cloned/expanded 160GB to the 500GB using WinMFS. WinMFS had no problem seeing either drive, but the 500GB drive was way too loud, so I bought the WD20EARX, but WinMFS doesn't see it.

    Since it doesn't see it, I tried to do it with DvrBARS. Cloning worked great, and I was hoping that cloning the drive would force WinMFS to recognize it, but no luck. Currently have the 2TB working, but shows only 21 hours HD capacity when installed in the Tivo HD.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2013 #88 of 1472
    ggieseke

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    lessd sent me an image of a 2TB 652 a few days ago. I sent you a PM.

    If you want to DIY it here's another possibility.

    Go into Disk Manager with the 2TB hooked up (don't let it initialize the disk) and write down the size. Then use Disk Manager to create a new VHD that's the same size or slightly smaller, like 1863.01GB instead if 1863.02GB. It's critical that you choose Dynamically expanding instead of the default of Fixed size.

    Use DvrBARS to restore your 160 image to the new "physical" drive, dismount the image, and shut down the virtual computer.

    Use VMWare to create an entirely new virtual computer that uses the VHD as a directly-connected physical hard drive and the jmfs ISO as the CD.

    Boot the new VM, let jmfs do its stuff, and shut it down.

    Back in your Windows 7 VM, restore the expanded image with DvrBARS.

    Fusion is the only question mark. I've done this with VMWare Workstation, but I've never seen the Mac version.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2013 #89 of 1472
    jmbach

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    Does WinMFS see the 2Tb drive after you cloned it to the larger drive?
    I have been able to boot JMFS CD on my Macbook and have it operational. It's an older C2D Macbook and depends if the Linux version on the JMFS CD has all the drivers for the hardware. Some people I understand were not able to do the same.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2013 #90 of 1472
    johndierks

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    Nope, WinMFS has yet to see the 2tb drive at any step in the process.

    I did try booting from a jmfs cd, and wasn't immediately successful. I didn't give it much effort after it wasn't immediately successful. I got a 2TB drive image that I'll try first, and if that doesn't work I'll give JMFS another shot.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Apr 23, 2013 #91 of 1472
    jmbach

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    How are you running windows on you Macbook.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2013 #92 of 1472
    johndierks

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    VMWare Fusion
     
  13. Apr 23, 2013 #93 of 1472
    ThAbtO

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    Has the drive had anything done to it such as format, or used disk management on it? Also, it should be unmounted.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2013 #94 of 1472
    jmbach

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    I use bootcamp and dual boot. Using a virtual machine might have too much insulation between the program and hardware causing some of your problems. Not sure. When I get some time I'll install Fusion and see if I get the same issues.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2013 #95 of 1472
    johndierks

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    I restored the drive with a 2TB image ggieseke sent over using DvrBars and it worked great. Thanks for everyone's help.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2013 #96 of 1472
    geekbrain

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    Awesome program - I just wish I hadn't selected the 'Fix Bootpage' option in WinMFS on my Premiere (TCD746320). Any chance you'll be adding that anytime soon? How to send donations??

    Thanks - Rich
     
  17. Apr 27, 2013 #97 of 1472
    jmbach

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    I am not Greg but I probably can help you. Can you either pm me block 0 of your TiVo drive or post an image of it. Can see what can be done.

    For donations inside DvrBARS go to system information and you will see the donation option.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2013 #98 of 1472
    geekbrain

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    jmbach-
    Thanks for stepping up. I think this is what you mean...
     

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  19. Apr 28, 2013 #99 of 1472
    jmbach

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    That is the beginning of the VHD. Probably the easiest way to get to block 0 of the Tivo drive is to use windows disk manager to attach the VHD (make sure you check read only when attaching the VHD) and then use your program to look at block 0.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2013 #100 of 1472
    ggieseke

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    If you want to see "Block 0" without mounting the VHD or you don't have Windows 7 here goes. All values in the following are in hex (base 16) so I'll preface them with 0x.

    Crank up the Windows calculator, switch to the Programmers view, and change the numbering system to hex.

    In the hex editor of your choice go to offset 0x210 in the VHD and read the 8 bytes at that location. It should always be 0x0000000000000600, but check it just to be sure.

    Go to that offset (0x600) in the file and read the first 4 bytes. On a 320GB drive that value will probably be 0x000004AC. In calc, multiply that number by 0x200 and add another 0x200 to the result.

    That number is the offset of Block 0. In the 320GB example above it would be 0x95A00.

    Adding an option to restore just that one sector from a clean image is next on my To Do List.
     

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