More than 4 years after doing a hard drive upgrade and adding a cachecard - which gave me TivoWeb and the ability to daily call via the internet (and to which I added EndPad and Aerialplug's logos) - my /var/hack directory disappeared this week. First noticed something was wrong when soft padding stopped working and then found that I couldn't use TivoTool.
I can still access TiVo via Telnet and FTP. The daily call is still working via the internet.
So, I have found a backup on my computer of /var/hack from almost 4 years ago which was created by running the following in /var
tar -cvh hack | gzip > hack.tar.gz
My ancient notes suggest that I can simply FTP the file hack.tar.gz back to /var on TiVo and then run the following in /var
gzip -d hack.tar.gz
cpio -H tar -i < hack.tar
and all should be normal after a restart.
Is it really as simple as that?
Are there any potential pratfalls that I need to be aware of with the above (especially as the backup is so old)?