DIY 10TB Roamio

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  1. Dec 28, 2018 #21 of 215
    tommage1

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    I see, since cloning they will not have full capacity but that can be added later. Ok.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    @tommage1 With ggeseike helping me to work out the crc checksum routine to update the MFS header, I finally got the helper program to make the edits on the drive working. All I need now is to incorporate it in the MFSTools ISO.
     
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  4. Dec 29, 2018 #24 of 215
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    Wonderful. looking forward to it, thanks for all your work :)
     
  5. Dec 29, 2018 #25 of 215
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    The new ISO and the instructions are now posted. Any problems let me know. If the instructions are not clear enough let me know as well.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2018 #26 of 215
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    Please specify where the new ISO and instructions are posted. Thanks for your help.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2018 #27 of 215
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    Look at post 2 of this thread
     
  8. Dec 29, 2018 #28 of 215
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    I am a bit confused on the ISO. When clicking on the link I get a download ending in raw.tar.gz2. I extract gz2 with 7zip and end up with a tar file. If I try extracting the tar file I get a raw file. Not sure how to get ISO that I can burn to DVD?
     
  9. Dec 29, 2018 #29 of 215
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    Maybe I linked the wrong file. Should be two files. One ISO and one compressed raw file. Once you unzip it to a raw file, you can use dd to copy the contents of the raw file to a drive or USB and boot off of that. Let me check the link.
     
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    I tried both links, both seemed to take me to the same file, the raw.tar.gz2 file. I will wait for you to check, thanks :)
     
  11. Dec 29, 2018 #31 of 215
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    Just tried the first link again, says ISO, maybe I hit the wrong one before or you just fixed it, am downloading now.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2018 #32 of 215
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    Ok, downloaded and burned to a CD since it fit. Nice holiday theme on the menu ;) For some reason some does not "fit" width wise on my screen (I use a 32" TV as a monitor, the command lines on the left are partially off screen) but am able to get it running. I really like the fact I can create the clone in a dock, then add the other partitions. Will save me a lot of time, takes about 17 hours to clone 4TB on my computer, half that in the dock. Thanks again for all your work on this, opens up a whole new world for people who want to copy and expand to the REALLY large drives. Oh, you mention you can run the add 2TB partition 3 times. So a 4TB drive can be expanded to 10TB. Not that it matters (for now) but would it be possible to be able to add 4-5 times in the future to get to 12/14TB? Do you recommend running the kickstart 58 as part of the process?
     
  13. Dec 30, 2018 #33 of 215
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    The theoretical max I could get with an initial standard 4TB image is 16 TB. If you have an 8TB MFSR starting image, it would be 20TB. That would require coalescing the added partitions which is a topic for later.
     
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    Very interesting. By the way I solved the command lines not fitting on my screen by just running the failsafe. Burned to CD but also put the ISO on a USB flash drive (using Yumi). Very handy, can have multiple ISOs on the flash drive, just choose which you want to run when booting.
     
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    Technically if you are willing to add an external drive, you could add another 4TB but that would be the absolute max as you run out of MFS header space.
     
  16. Dec 30, 2018 #36 of 215
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    Always nice to know the limits ;) I'm thinking with 6 Tivos, 1 with 3TB, 3 with 4TB, one with 8TB, and one with either 8 or 10TB plus the ability to transfer back and forth (since I am on Gen 3) I SHOULD have enough recording space, for awhile................
     
  17. Jan 3, 2019 #37 of 215
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    Ok my first try with 3.3. Copy and expanding a nearly full 4TB drive in a Roamio Plus on cable. On TE3 classic interface. The 4TB had been copy and expanded over time using MFSTools 3.2. 637 HD hours.

    1. Cloned the 4TB to the 8TB using a Sabrent cloning dock. Very nice, a bit less than 8 hours for a full 4TB drive.
    2. Put in Tivo and tested, looked good.
    3. Used MFST 3.3 mfsadd 2000 and mfsaddfix.
    4. Put drive in Tivo, now 983 HD hours. Looked good.
    5. Used MFST 3.3 again, add 2000 and fix.
    6. Put in Tivo, looks good, now 1281 HD hours, 49% full, my 4TB was at 99% full.

    Am getting all channels that I have checked so cable card setting has been preserved. Connected to Tivo a couple times (though will be more of a test when the next guide update becomes available). All seems to be working fine, wonderful!!!

    Am considering running a kickstart 58 as a precaution, I've had a few issues with another Roamio that had been copy and expanded in the past, shows that were ok before got message "unable to record", also shows going out of wishlist folders (shows were still there, just not in the folders anymore). The kickstart 58 fixed those problems (well it did not put the wishlist shows back into the wishlist folders but am rerecording those wishlists). Which is why I am thinking of running it as a precaution.

    Next project will be to copy and expand an 8TB drive that started fresh with MFSR to 10TB. May be awhile though as I will wait until that Tivo has a recording "break".
     
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  18. Jan 3, 2019 #38 of 215
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    I think running KS 58 is a good idea. TiVo seems to have really revamped KS 58 allowing to correct a lot of things. Never had one boot loop with a KS 58. Now I always seem to get green screen boot loops with a KS 57. So I would stay away from that one.
     
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  19. Jan 8, 2019 #39 of 215
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    Hi jmbach, Cybernut here.

    Got a 6-tuner Roamio Plus with stock 1 TB and a 10 TB (WD Easystore). I want to do this upgrade but I have a couple questions.
    About 6 months ago, I upgraded another Roamio but that was to 8TB, so I went the MFSR route since I did not want to preserve any recordings.
    Well, same thing with this new Roamio - don't need to preserve recordings...but MFSR doesn't work for 10 TB. So I am sure MFSTools is the right tool. So in that case do I still need to run the mfscopy step since I do not care about recordings (plus I have C&DE'd the stock drive anyway)...and since OS is not kept on drive. Please advise what steps I need to do - do I follow all steps in your post# 2 for drives under 4TB, or can I skip certain steps?
     
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  20. Jan 8, 2019 #40 of 215
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    Yes you will have to run the mfscopy command. Just leave the 'a' off of the command line.
     

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