Advertisements Thanks to mfstools and jmbach, I recently successfully upgraded my TiVO Roamio internal HDD to 8 TB (was at 3 TB before that). Since HDDs are prone to failure and I have a lot of new recordings now, I would hate to lose my recordings if the drive fails. I already have an extra 8 TB external HDD. My goal: Back up all my recordings from my Roamio's currently installed 8TB HDD to a second (external) 8 TB HDD and be able to restore the recordings to the TiVO (on a new 8 TB HDD) if the current drive fails. I read the following thread and it appears that some tools only let you back them up, but not restore them. Another thread I found related to this: Please, need help to transfer a show to my PC from my Roamio! Potential options to back up all my recordings? 1. It appears 'TiVO Desktop' software is required to backup (transfer) my recordings to the other drive IF I want the ability to restore the recordings to the TiVO later (which I do)? Annoyingly there is no 'select all' option to transfer recordings, so I would literally have to click each and every row in the list of recordings (for slightly over 2,000 recordings) to add each one to the list of recordings to be transfered. 2. Since 8 TB is over the 3TB recognized limit, I assume I cannot simply connect the second 8TB external HDD to the port on the back of the Roamio to transfer the recordings automatically? There was some thread about something to that effect. 3. Any other options? 4. 'Drive cloning' as potential alternate approach to back up all my recordings - As much as I would rather not remove the current 8 TB drive from my Roamio to perform the backup; in case I do decide to go that route, any drive cloning tips / software recommendations? Thanks in advance!