Backing up a hdd

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  1. alek

    alek New Member

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    I tried to back up my hdd using mfs tools.

    C: = hda

    CDrom = hdc

    Tivo drive = hdd


    mkdir /mnt/dos
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos


    mfsbackup -l 32 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdd


    Doesn't work

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  2. alek

    alek New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong ?

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  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    What error are you getting ?
    "doesn't work" isn't giving us much to go on... :)
     
  4. alek

    alek New Member

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    I get.


    No such file or directory 3210: illegal seek mfs_load_volume_header: mfsvol_read_data: input/output error mfsbackup failed to start up
    Make sure you specified the right devices and that the drives are not locked



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  5. alek

    alek New Member

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    anyone ???

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  6. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Is the drive locked (see if it shows up as only 9GB in the bios) ?
    Maxtor and quantum drives are locked by tivo, so you have to use diskutil to unlock them:
    http://www.tivocentral.co.uk/downloads
     
  7. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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  8. alek

    alek New Member

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    No its not locked.

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  9. alek

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    TCM2007 New Member

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    are the jumpers on the TiVo drive set to "slave" and is is definitely on thr secondry IDE?
     
  11. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Are you sure it can read the PC drive and its mounted correctly ?

    You'd normally have a fat32 partition, and mount with the command

    mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos

    what does the following show ?

    ls /mnt/dos

    it should show the pc files
     
  12. alek

    alek New Member

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    yes
     
  13. alek

    alek New Member

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    program files & windows

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  14. alek

    alek New Member

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    I discovered I was using -1 32 where is should be -l 32.

    Now I get /mnt/dos/tivo.bak is a read only file.


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  15. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    Check to see if an old tivo.bak file already exists, if yes delete or backup to tivo1.bak

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  16. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Is it ntfs or fat32 formatted drive? Should be fat32 for Linux use
     
  17. alek

    alek New Member

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    It is ntfs.

    If I can't use this could I back up to a 60gb flash drive which is fat 32.

    If so what would the command be?

    Alek
     
  18. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    A USB drive will most likely show up as sda1

    so

    mkdir /mnt/dos
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/dos
    mfsbackup -l 32 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hdd
     
  19. alek

    alek New Member

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    Ok

    That did it. Thank you for your patience.

    Is it possible to activate mode 0. If it is I would like to do that before I put the lid back on.

    Alek
     
  20. alek

    alek New Member

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    I now have my tivo disc the way I want it and have it backed up to sda1.

    I would now like to restore it to a 250 gb drive. Could you give me the commands

    :) Pretty please


    Alek
     

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