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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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

  1. Nov 6, 2016 #1461 of 1508
    lesliew

    lesliew New Member

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    Can someone help me out with an image for a Tivo Premiere (Dual Tuner). I successfully upgraded my Roamio with an 8TB drive this weekend now I want to use the old 3TB drive in the premiere but cant successfully do a backup. Even though I never noticed any problems with the premiere before this the 320Gb drive appears to be failing. It fails 3 of the 5 kickstart 54 tests, also failed a ddrescue copy.


    TIA
     
  2. Nov 7, 2016 #1462 of 1508
    wintermute824

    wintermute824 New Member

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    Can someone provide a clean image for one or both models: TCD75825 (XL4) and TCD746320 (Premiere). Both have experienced some mild to severe issues of late, and I'm going to replace the HDD in the 746320 with a larger drive (since it already had to be C&DE, why not upgrade). Then be ready for the XL4 which is aging and did some freezing/rebooting last week.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2016 #1463 of 1508
    ggieseke

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    PM sent. It's for a 320GB drive, but you can expand it to the full 500GB with jmfs.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2016 #1464 of 1508
    ggieseke

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  5. Nov 8, 2016 #1465 of 1508
    deshwasi

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    I am also in need of a image for the 500GB Premiere 4 TCD750500 to revive a unit. would appreciate any help with an image i can restore with DVRBars. thanks
     
  6. Nov 8, 2016 #1466 of 1508
    ggieseke

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  7. Toady11

    Toady11 New Member

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    I am in need of a image for the 1TB Premiere XL TCD748000 to revive a unit. I would appreciate any help with an image i can restore with DVRBars. thanks
     
  8. ggieseke

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  9. ghelfrich919

    ghelfrich919 New Member

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    I have a general question. I bought an upgrade HD for my TiVo HD XL DVR TCD658000 from WeaKnees.

    Before I replace it in my DVR, I'd like to make a backup image of the new HD image using DvrBARS. When attempting the backup, I can choose between 3 different methods:
    1- Full Backup
    2- Modified Full Backup
    3- Truncated Backup

    From the provided descriptions, either method 2 or 3 sounds like the best option. Option 3 indicates best compression and possibly the best option for me considering this HD has no recordings of any kind.

    But before I proceed, I just wanted to check to see what is recommended for this situation.

    Also, it's too bad I wouldn't be able to somehow copy over the config / selected recordings. From what I think I know, I'll just have to accept and move on. I'd thought I'd ask to see if there is something I don't know that could be helpful for me.

    If not, I guess at the least I'd need to go through the different Tivo options/settings to write them down before I remove the old drive and install the new one.

    Any help on these items here is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks - Gerry
     
  10. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    If it's a blank Weaknees drive there shouldn't be any difference between Modified Full or Truncated.

    You can use kmttg to back up your OnePass settings from the old drive and restore them after the new drive is set up. It can do your channel setting and thumb ratings too.
     
  11. ghelfrich919

    ghelfrich919 New Member

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    Thanks - what you stated is what I was expecting to hear which is for a blank weaKness drive there shouldn't be a difference. I can't say I have had any issues with the old drive and that is the primary reason I am replacing it. It is the original drive though. Call it preemptive maintenance as well as adding more capacity. I have been quite pleased using it to record good quality OTA shows and have decided the little old Tivo has a new lease on life.

    I did check out kmttg - but I ran into issues with it not pulling back the config items like OnePass, etc. I get some JAVA errors. It will show the recordings on the recorder, but not the other 'remote' items. This is an old series 3 Tivo, but I'd like to think it would/could be able to work with my Tivo. I guess my next option is to pursue help on this possible issue with kmttg support

    This app kmttg as well as DvrBARS are great apps to fit my needs.

    So, thank you for your efforts. Much appreciated. :)

    Gerry
     
  12. dougdingle

    dougdingle HD Tech

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    KMTTG is quite limited with what it can do with Series 3 boxes, as you've discovered. TiVo can store some of that stuff online, although there was this horrendous bug the last time I tried that about a year ago, where I stored OnePass settings online with them when I moved from a Series 3 to a Roamio Pro, and when the Roamio connected to them for the first time, the web site decided to sync stored info with the new Roamio, saw there were no Season's Passes on the Roamio, and deleted all the ones online. No idea if that was fixed, as I never tried it again, and my faith in TiVo's programmers is currently non-existent, having waited months for them to fix what they broke on Desktop Pro. Fair warning...
     
  13. Dec 4, 2016 #1473 of 1508
    slotkar

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    I had the strangest thing happen when upgrading a TCD746320 to a 1TB drive. I recently purchased a WD10EURX from an on-line store. I then restored the image (using DvrBARS) from the original TiVo 320GB drive to the WD 1TB drive and the expanded it using the JMFS utility. Everything went as expected (been there, done that). I then installed the upgraded HD into the TiVo and I got the reboot loop, as if it was defective HD. Has anyone experienced bad WD10EURX drives? I did notice that the drive I purchased had a build date of: Nov 09, 2012. Could bad sectors cause this?
     
  14. Dec 4, 2016 #1474 of 1508
    jmbach

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    Try running the WD diagnostic utility on it.
     
  15. heuer1370

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    Hi all. I am looking for an TCD746320 image for use with wimmfs. Thanks in advance
     
  16. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    That is a Premiere and WinMFS does not work on it. You would need at least, DVRBars.
     
  17. politicks

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    Can someone provide me with an image for a TCD746320? My efforts at backing up/restoring using the original failed drive have been unsuccessful. Thanks in advance.
     
  18. ggieseke

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  19. sharp1

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    My Premiere XL just died and JMFS tools can't detect an image to try to recover from.

    Would somone be able to share an image for it?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  20. ggieseke

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