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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by fylcsm, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. fylcsm

    fylcsm New Member

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    How long does it usually take mfs it has been 20 hours now it's been on partition 7. This is with the source and destination on 2.0 USB external drives. There are no programs recorded on it just full guide and what ever Tivo puts on at 3 in the morning, I had it hooked up for a month to make sure modem and everything else was ok before putting large drive in is a S3 652. Should I give up do a clear and delete and try again? How long would it take after C/D?
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    I had it take longer than that for a 2TB drive, as usb is not especially fast for transfers.
     
  3. fylcsm

    fylcsm New Member

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    After 22 hours gave up put the truncated back up on the 1TB then did msf add only took a few minutes!!! Assumed would have to do guided set up again and of course lose guide data, turned out I didn't all was still there wish I had done that last night.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Were you using the MFS Live cd or other command line version, and when you issued the

    backup | restore

    command set, did you include the

    -x

    option on the restore side, instead of planning to do the expanding later after testing, and by using the

    mfsadd

    command?
     
  5. fylcsm

    fylcsm New Member

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    Was a download the latest version (is on another computer can't see # now) did back up to file on computer before doing copy (only took couple of minutes). When I put the back up file on the new 1TB drive when done asked if I wanted to use msf add I selected no looked at it with info then did add and supersize all super did was add 1 hour to SD. Never saw anything about -x not really any command lines just selecting drives what you wanted to do and start.
     

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