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Why is my space disappearing on my HD3?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by megory, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    BH, South...
    The Clear Information and Redo cleared 95% of my SPs, and all of my Wish Lists. I had copied everything except my Wish List (just didn't think of it).
    Still no program guide despite repeated downloads.

    Did a Kickstart Backdoor 57, and it kept _not_ finishing, so I had to reboot repeatedly. About the 3rd time, I just left in despair, and a couple hours later, I came back and it was completed.

    I did another guided setup, and suddenly, the stations were back. Several Tivo Service downloads (kept saying it only had information to 5/31) and several hours later, all seems to be up-to-date.

    Spent morning (up since 3am) trying to restore SPs from Tivo.com (boy does that site need work!)

    All okay now and I can stop this obsessing and relax.

    Thanks VERY much for sticking with me. I appreciate your input and hand-holding.

    M
     
  2. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    Hmmm...

    Seems like yet another (possible) case of database corruption...

    There seems to be a bit of that going around, and not just with one platform...

    I'm having a hell of a time tracking suspected cases of it, due to most thinking it's just something that happened to them, they had bad luck, etc... Some think their TiVo or hard drive is failing, and go straight to image hunting, and hard drive shopping (without confirming the cause, or testing the drive).

    Garbage in --> garbage out. I just don't know how to prove my suspicions that the TiVo Service is corrupting TiVos (the databases). Who gets hit, and why, is not known. I'm mostly trying to just keep my eyes peeled, and try to spot threads and posts that might be a case.

    It's the "TiVo Service" that we all pay for, in order to keep our TiVos working. If it's poisoning TiVos, I don't see how anybody could be OK with it (if it is proven).
     
  3. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    BH, South...
    NooneIknow I switch out my M-Card so I can record in analog and store more on my 1TB Tivo. My choice. It has worked fine for a while, but this time, I decided it was time to switch back to using it.

    I think Mr. TiVo got confused, and I thought it was probably something I did. I've never had a failure on the drive (although probably did in my first 4 TiVos!)

    Thanks for writing!
     
  4. berkshires

    berkshires New Member

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    Feb 22, 2007
    I've posted about space disappearing under the Roamio and Premiere forums. It seems related to the iOS TiVo app (shows deleted via the app don't free up the space, although they disappear from the NP list)

    It may have started recently after either a service update (TiVo software update) or with a new version of the iOS app, or both. I don't think it goes back many months.

    In effect, the TiVo behaves exactly like it is 100% full at some lower usage level (currently 82% on a Premiere in my case.)

    I've stopped deleting via the iOS app and have not had any further loss of space - holding steady at 82% limit. I'm reluctant to experiment further and get it below 82%.
     
  5. megory

    megory Advanced TiVoOligan

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    Berkshires, weird. Did you ever find a cure? I don't have any iOS app on my TV so all I can offer is sympathy!
     
  6. berkshires

    berkshires New Member

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    Feb 22, 2007
    Since I have ceased using the TiVo app on iOS devices to delete shows, there has been no further loss of space. I'd say there is a strong suspect in custody.

    Now what do I do to get TiVo Inc. to fix this and get people's free space usable again?
     

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