drive upgrade help please?

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by bnm81002, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    I have a Philips DTivo that I will be upgrading to a 400GB drive, I just want to make sure about the commands that I'll be using to upgrade the drive, here's my PC setup,

    Weaknees upgrade guide
    PTVupgrade LBA48 boot CD(tpip version 1.1)
    hda >> FAT32 drive (Primary Master)
    hdb >> Tivo drive (Primary Slave)
    hbc >> CD drive (Secondary Master)
    hdd >> 400GB drive (Secondary Slave)


    if I am going to save the recordings I should use these commands according to the guide:

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt

    then this command:

    mfsbackup -f 9999 -1so /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdb

    then the following command:

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdb l mfsrestore -s 200 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdd
    tpip --swapped -s /dev/hdd



    if I am going to not save the recordings I should use this command according to the guide:

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt

    then use this command:

    mfsbackup -f 9999 -1so /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdb

    then the following command:

    mfsrestore -s 200 -r 4 -xzpi - /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdd
    tpip --swapped -s /dev/hdd



    I'm still deciding on whether or not I will be saving the recordings at all hence the 2 versions of the commands, so are the commands correct for my upgrade process? thanks for the help :D
     
  2. funtoupgrade

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    Yup! But in the first case the separate mfsbackup is not necessary. Also don't forget the mount commands which precede these steps.
     
  3. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    so I should just do the mfsbackup with the -Tao command and not the -f 9999 one?
    yeah I saw the mount commands in the guide but didn't want to type it in my post here, thanks for the help
     
  4. Freightdog

    Freightdog New Member

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    bnm81002, if you just use,

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hda l mfsrestore -s 200 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdc

    That will read hda & write to hdc. This will backup while preserving all recordings & settings. No need to mount anything for that.

    The command:

    mfsbackup -f 9999 -1so /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hda

    is reading hda & writing to a file on a volume you mounted prior. Totally unnecessary unless you want to save a copy of your old drive in that backup file.
    Also, since the -Tao is missing, recordings would not be included.
     
  5. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    after reading the guide again, I rearranged the IDE settings for the PC connections, and included the mount command as well, so am I good to go with the commands that I posted if I want to use the saved recordings method or the non-saved recordings method? thanks
     
  6. bnm81002

    bnm81002 New Member

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    I've decided that I will save my recordings as well as make a backup and restore to the new 400GB drive, according to the Weaknees guide, I should use the following commands,

    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
    mfsbackup -f 9999 -1so /mnt/backup.bak /dev/hdb
    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdb | mfsrestore -s 200 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdd
    tpip --swapped -s /dev/hdd


    according to "funtoupgrade" I don't need to use the mfsbackup -f 9999,
    according to "Freightdog" I don't need to mount anything,
    so what is exactly correct then as for my upgrade process? here's my PC setup,

    hda-Fat32 drive as Primary Master
    hdb-Tivo drive as Primary Slave
    hdc-CD drive as Secondary Master
    hdd-400GB drive as Secondary Slave
     

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