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Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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

  1. politicks

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    Thanks ggieseke!!!! Wondering if you or someone else can give me insight in the problem I'm having now. I have restored the TCD746320 image to a new drive and placed back in the TiVo. I understand that I have to do a clear and delete to get the image to marry to the box. I cannot get through the guided setup though as it keeps failing on downloading. I have tried hard wired and wireless. I have rebooted the TiVo. It errors out on the "Getting Info" section and says "Connection Interrupted". Is this a known issue? I have also rebooted my networking equipment and everything else (other tivos) are working fine.
     
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  2. ggieseke

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    Assuming that it's not an un-diagnosed network issue I would use zip code 00000 and pick one of the factory lineups. They are quite small and only take a few seconds to download. If that lets you complete guided setup, let it update to the latest OS before running C&DE. Once it has the latest software it should be able to handle the correct lineup data. That image is from 2012 and they've made a lot of changes since then.
     
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  3. magnus

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    Can someone provide me a TCD746320 image? Mine appears to not be good for a backup. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. ggieseke

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  5. sasquatch981

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    is it possible to get an image for a premiere xl? i tried dvrbars (error after 2 min) and ddresuce with no success at all. been at this for weeks,, thanks in advance.
     
  6. Wilma Bird

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    Can someone share a TCD746320 image? I need to get my TiVo fixed before the new "The Bachelor" episodes begin next month. Thanks in advance.
     
  7. ggieseke

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  8. Jan 1, 2017 #1488 of 1533
    Jkhops

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    Does anyone know where I might be able to locate a clean disc image for a TCD746320?
    Is there a instructions on how to change out the H drive?
    Thank you
     
  9. Jan 2, 2017 #1489 of 1533
    ggieseke

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  10. Jan 2, 2017 #1490 of 1533
    Hinky3

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    My Premiere XL TDC746320 drive just died. Does anyone have an image for this.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2017 #1491 of 1533
    MisterMidnight

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    I have a Premiere Elite XL4 TCD 758250 with a 2TB HDD.

    It appears that my HDD may be *starting* to go out - random reboots once per day or so. No other problems detected (all recordings play ok).

    I want to clone the existing drive, using a brand new 2TB WD Green drive, same model as what's now in the TIVO.

    I want to keep my recorded programs, of which there are only a handful of (5% HDD used). All older recordings have been "permanently" deleted via TIVO).

    Can I do this just using only the DVBARS program? Any special settings I need to follow once drives are hooked up to my Windows 10 PC?

    P.S. Will the Windows disc initializing function ALWAYS come up with the option to say "No", or will it in some cases initialize without my input?
     
  12. Jan 3, 2017 #1492 of 1533
    dougdingle

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    Yes, but your PC will have to have a drive in it with at least 2TB free to store the image. The process is man-in-the-middle, where you back up the image of your old drive to the PC, then restore to the new drive from that file.

    Alternatives you might want to consider, since you still have a working drive: MFSTools, which will do the copy in one step without need for additional storage, but you need to boot from its Linux disk, or one of the inexpensive (usually <$40) cloning docks which will clone your current drive to your new drive without being connected to a PC at all in roughly five hours for 2TB.

    I believe that's the case since Windows Vista (or maybe Windows 7). That was very rude behavior on XP.
     
  13. Jan 3, 2017 #1493 of 1533
    MisterMidnight

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    Thank you for your reply. I may go the docking route - if so, can the new drive be a 3TB? I don't need the extra space, but I can have a 3TB drive delivered quicker.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2017 #1494 of 1533
    dougdingle

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    Not sure if your model will support a 3TB physical drive to boot from. Something about drive geometry. Someone else here will know.

    Be aware that the docks make exact clones, so even if you put a 3TB drive as the destination, it will only be able to store as much as a 2TB drive, and 1TB will sit idle and uninitialized for anything.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2017 #1495 of 1533
    MisterMidnight

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    I was able to find a 2TB drive, any recommendations on cloning dock brands?
     
  16. Jan 3, 2017 #1496 of 1533
    hayfzj

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    My Tivo TDC746320 drive has died. It is not recognized by DvrBARS. Does anyone know where I can get an image for this? Thank you.
     
  17. Jan 3, 2017 #1497 of 1533
    dougdingle

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    I have used the MEDIASONIC HUR2-SU3 successfully many times to clone my Roamio's 3TB WD Red drive (I have three drives and rotate them through every 60-90 days to keep wear to a minimum and avert potential disaster from 250 hours of shows being wiped out by a drive failure).

    It is an older model, not sure if it's available any longer. If you do find that one, be aware that is has some kind of bug that prevents it from properly cloning small sized drives (like the 128 GB SSD I tried to clone). No idea why. But it has successfully cloned many drives for me 1TB and up. It takes about 2.5 hours per TB to clone. The dock has never, ever messed up a source drive for me, even when it failed to clone the smaller ones.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2017 #1498 of 1533
    ggieseke

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  19. Jan 3, 2017 #1499 of 1533
    ggieseke

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    I would recommend MFSTools 3.2. It can copy and expand up to 4TB in a single step. The original limit of 2TB went away when the software hit 20.3.8, so you should be OK.

    DvrBARS could do it if you do a Full backup, but as noted it would require 2TB of temporary storage and take twice as long and the restored image would still be limited to 2TB.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2017 #1500 of 1533
    MisterMidnight

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    UPDATE: Premiere Elite XL4 TCD 758250 with a 2TB HDD / Cloning Drive

    dougdingle, your info was very helpful. I ended up buying a Mediasonic HUD1-SU3 for $30 shipped. I cloned my 2TB WD Green drive that was starting to go out, to a new identical drive. Clone process took a little over 5 hours. Put the new drive in my Tivo and everything works perfect. For me, so much easier than doing the process on a PC. Thanks again.
     

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