Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. Nov 12, 2014 #781 of 1948
    lpwcomp

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    No, you'll have to use DvrBARS.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2014 #782 of 1948
    ggieseke

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  3. Nov 12, 2014 #783 of 1948
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    Awesome. Is DVRBARS just like the old WINMFS?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2014 #784 of 1948
    lpwcomp

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    No. DvrBARS, as the name implies, is for backup and restoring only.. You need JMFS to expand.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2014 #785 of 1948
    gbuskirk

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    I would to also request the TCD746320 image. Thanks much.

    Glenn B.
     
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    ggieseke

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  7. Nov 27, 2014 #787 of 1948
    ggieseke

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    Version 1.0.0.6 now is available using the link in the first post of this thread.

    It will prompt you if it doesn't recognize the VHD file as a valid Series 1 through Series 4 image during restores, but you can choose to continue anyway.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2014 #788 of 1948
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    This might've been asked already but here goes...

    Using DvrBARS, I'm getting a message that says drive too small. I had a brand new 750GB drive laying around that I wanted to use. Does it have to be same size or larger than the original 1TB? Any way around this? Image is only 2.5GB.
     
  9. Dec 3, 2014 #789 of 1948
    lpwcomp

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    Yes, the drive has to be at least as large as the drive from which the image was made. The size of the compressed image is irrelevant.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2014 #790 of 1948
    nooneuknow

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    It must be the same size or larger. Even if the LBA count is one shy of the drive backed-up, it will give the same error.

    There may be some way to work with the VHD file, to shrink a partition. But, even if possible, it's beyond my scope. I'll defer to the others here that know if/how it can be done.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2014 #791 of 1948
    nooneuknow

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    NEWS: WD renames "AV-GP" line of drives to "AV".

    There are two WD Product SpecSheet PDFs now.

    One PDF (old) is for "AV-GP", which only goes to 3TB.

    The second (new) one is for "AV", which is the new name for the product refresh cycle. They dropped the "-GP". Includes 4TB model.
    http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-800015.pdf

    I guess "AV" sounds sportier that "AV-GP". This is further proof that they are refreshing the line. I doubt it will bring anything good to the discussions here, likely more confusion, than anything.

    From the new PDF:
    WD AV (formally WD AV-GP) SATA hard drives store more
    hi-def audio and video than ever before – up to 4 TB. They
    are optimized with SilkStream™
    technology to capture data
    from up to 16 simultaneous HD video streams. With 24x7
    operation, low temperature, and best-in-class reliability,
    WD AV hard drives are ideal for DVR/PVR and IPTV
    applications. 3-year limited warranty
     
  12. Dec 4, 2014 #792 of 1948
    clevow

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    is there an image for the series 4? thanks for the help!
     
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    jmbach

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    What model.
     
  14. Dec 7, 2014 #794 of 1948
    mpspoli

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    I have a HD going bad on my TiVo Premiere XL. Does anyone have a "clean" image for a TCD748000 (1TB drive)?
     
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  16. Dec 7, 2014 #796 of 1948
    mpspoli

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    Thank you!

    Quick follow-up: I was unable to get the image installed on my 1TB drive (DvrBARS popped a message about the drive being too small). I tried the restore on a 3TB drive that I was going to use in a new system, and it worked. My question is, will I get the full 3TB of storage on for the TiVo or do I have to execute some sort of upgrade?
     
  17. Dec 8, 2014 #797 of 1948
    jmbach

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    Since you placed the 1TB image on the 3TB drive, just use JMFS to expand the drive and you will have access to the whole 3TB.

    Your 1TB might have a HPA (host protected area) that restricted the true size of the drive making it too small for the image. If you are adept, you can use hdparm to see if an HPA exists and remove it. (some motherboards may automatically place one on a drive that is connected to the first SATA port. )
     
  18. Dec 10, 2014 #798 of 1948
    mpspoli

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    Thank you. I checked the 1TB drive and it shows HPA disabled with 1,953,525,168 sectors available. Is it possible that I am having a problem because I am attempting to lay the image on to a drive using a USB connected enclosure?

    I couldn't get DvrBARS to run in Windows 8.1 and the only Win7 box I have is a laptop. Do you have any tricks to get DvrBARS to run on Win8.1?
     
  19. Dec 11, 2014 #799 of 1948
    jmbach

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    What error are you getting. Make sure you right click on DvrBARS and run as an administrator. (Generally speaking you should not have to do this but if there is any problems that is the first thing to do.). I have tried DvrBARS on windows 7 both 32 and 64bit and windows 8 and 8.1 as well without issue.

    There are issues using an enclosure rather than a dock as some enclosures may encrypt data on the drive effectively reducing the size.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2014 #800 of 1948
    clevow

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    looking for image for the 746320. thanks!
     

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