Backing up

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by alek, May 26, 2011.

  1. alek

    alek New Member

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    I backed up my second tivo hdd this evening just in case something strange happens on june 1. I can then either go back to how it is now or move to altepg.

    When I had the lid off I applied 60 psi of compressed air, and was amazed at the toxic cloud it created. The inside came up a treat, nice and shiny like new.

    This backing up thing is working a treat now since I got the low down on here. I was wondering is it possible to back up a windows hdd using mfs tools.?

    Alek
     
  2. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Er no - mfs tools were written specifically fro tivo disks.

    What you're looking for is "image base backup" or "disk clone", one of which is Easus and its free for home use:

    http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
     
  3. alek

    alek New Member

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    May 22, 2008
    Downloading it now.

    I think a back up of my c drive would be a useful thing to have.

    Alek
     
  4. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    My favorite is "Ping Is Not Ghost".

    http://ping.windowsdream.com/

    Works with any file system you can throw at it (though, I have never tried using it on MFS! ;) :) ).

    Matt :)
     
  5. alek

    alek New Member

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    I was already setting up todo before I saw the post about ping.

    I think todo will be all I need. It cloned my c drive in less than 40 mins, while I was working away as usual.

    Cloned my 80 gb to a 40gb with no drama. I have booted to the 40gb and everything is there. right down to the web page I was browsing.

    Isn't technology wonderful


    Alek
     
  6. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    It doesn't matter which one you use as long as it serves it's purpose :)

    I liked Ping because it's free, open source (I think), and a tiny .iso which I can boot off my "tools" bootable USB stick, alongside my other bootable .iso tools. I also like it because you can backup pretty much anything, to, pretty much anything, in pretty much any format, so it integrates well with my home Linux-only environment.

    I usually boot from the USB stick, and backup drives/partitions to a portable USB hard drive. Apparently, it will backup to network volumes as well. Very flexible!

    Cheers,

    Matt :)
     

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