Is there an "easy" backup method for TiVo hard drives?
As time marches forward, I'm concerned about possible catastrophic hard drive failures of my two TiVos, and am trying to understand my options. I see there are a number of post-failure solutions, e.g. make a new one with InstantCake, buy a new one from DVRUpgrade, or try to repair the failed drive per the sticky here (did I miss anything?).
But what about Backup options, i.e. I expect that I can pull the drives from each of my TiVos and image them (using Acronis True Image for example), then re-image to a new drive after a failure. Izzat right? Is there any easier way, using perhaps the eSATA connection? If not, why wouldn't TiVo include an eSATA backup utility in their core software?
TiVo Series3 (v11.0m-01-2-648)
TiVo HD (v11.0m-01-2-648)
Philips HDR312 Standalone (v3.0) RETIRED-RIP