Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. Oct 6, 2018 #1741 of 2027
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

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    As ms602 noted, it's probably an SD card reader. You can temporarily disable it in Device Manager or BIOS.
     
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  2. Oct 6, 2018 #1742 of 2027
    swechsler

    swechsler TiVo Hoarder

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    Yup, that was it. Thanks guys.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2018 #1743 of 2027
    swechsler

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    OK, now another question. I've restored my Premiere backup to a 640GB drive using DVRBARS (I used "quick restore"). Now how do I get it to use the rest of the space (with MFS Tools, I assume, but what command)? mfsinfo shows it's using only about 300GB.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2018 #1744 of 2027
    jmbach

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    Just follow the latter half of the instructions in the 6 TB Premiere thread starting with the mfsadd instruction. Make sure you download MFSTools 3.2 to do this.

    Alternatively for this size drive, JMFS should work as well.


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  5. Oct 7, 2018 #1745 of 2027
    swechsler

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    Thanks, I tried the MFSTools method but got stuck in a reboot loop. I had been stubbornly trying to get JMFS to run from a USB drive, rather than burning a CD (since I haven't burned CDs in years and wasn't sure if I had any around), but the latter did the trick.
     
  6. muerte33

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    I saw my Tivo XL4 reboot today for no reason, so I thought I better get ready for the inevitable (I have never swapped out this drive, it is the original).
    I took a raw WD20EARS drive sealed in the bag made in 2014 (Sata 64mb 2tb drive) and used DVRBARS 1.0.0.7 to restore TCD758250.vhd (supposed to be a Tivo Elite XL4 image provided in a link in this thread to me on 3/10/2018, it was 1,689,644kb).
    All went fine using a Windows 10 64bit machine (current with updates).
    I am not going to put this drive into my Tivo Elite XL4 until it dies, but I want to be ready!
    My name would be dirt around here if the Tivo dies (the mini depends on it).
    I would assume that this will NOT allow me to use the whole 2tb of the Drive (which I will need)?
    I saw instructions to use WINMFS (MFSADD) to supersize it, but when I run version 9.3f beta of WINMFS it says "NOT A TIVO DRIVE".
    So it will not continue.
    Any ideas on what I should do?
    GGieseke, do you have an image file for the TCD758250 that will get it to 2tb without using MFStools, is the one I received on 3/10/2018 good enough?
    Thanks everyone!
     
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  7. ThAbtO

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    WinMFS does not work on Premiere (Series 4) and newer Tivo.

    DVRBars does not expand and would need to use MFSTools 3.2 to expand and use the full capacity. Premiere can use up to 8TB.

    The WD20EARS is old, no longer made but it may not work right without disabling the Intellipark.

    Recommended is the WD Red line of drives, not the Pro series or 7200 RPM.
     
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  8. muerte33

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    Thanks for the help!
    I know how to use the "wdidle3 /s300" command to deal with the intellipark.
    The MFStools part concerns me though.
    I created the boot DVD for MFStools 3.2, but I don't know the actual commands to do the MFSADD/supersize .
    I would be doing it via a USB connection, so the command line nature of mfstools (vs the WINMFS easy way) may be problematic.
    Most of these tips around here are for people going to the bigger 3 or 4tb drives, I just want to do the 2tb (which I thought would be easy).
    Thanks again for all the help!
    I may just buy one already imaged and supersized off EBAY or Weaknees (but they charge a LOT).
     
  9. ThAbtO

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    Commands and such can be found on the first few post in the MFSTools thread.
     
  10. ggieseke

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    The TCD758250 image is already 2TB, so there's no need to expand it.
     
  11. muerte33

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    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So the one I loaded from 3/10/2018 should boot up and have complete use of the 2tb?
    Man, that makes my day!
    With all the streaming options available now-a-days, if I lose the current recordings, it will not be so bad.
    I would assume the onepass settings could come down tivo.com?
    I did a backup of them in KMTTG just in case.
     
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  12. ggieseke

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    Yes. The 758s typically came with a WD20EURS drive, so your WD20EARS should have the exact same number of sectors.
     
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  13. waynomo

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    I'm in the process of repairing a TiVoHD. I'm unfamiliar with DvrBARS. I have 2 TiVoHDs. (Same model number) TiVoHD 1 is currently working and has a 1 TB drive in it. TiVoHD 2 has the original 160 GB drive in it and is not working. I want to replace the 160 GB drive in TiVoHD 2 with a 1 TB drive.

    Are these the steps I should follow?
    1) Backup the 1 TB drive in TiVoHD 1 using DvrBARS to a HD on my Win 10 PC.*
    2) Restore the 1 TB image from the HD on my Win 10 PC to the new 1 TB drive.
    3) Install the freshly imaged HD in TiVoHD 2

    Plug in TiVoHD 2 and away we go. (I assume I might have to do a fresh guided setup or clear and delete everything for this HD to work properly. I'll also have to repair the cable card.)

    Would I be better off downloading a fresh image? Would this require the use of MFStools?
     
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  14. jmbach

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    Your steps as outlined should work just fine. I would do a quick backup and restore. You will have to do a C&DE to marry the image to the new unit.
     
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    I think I need an image for my tivo premiere xl 748000, can you send me one?
     
  16. May 5, 2019 #1756 of 2027
    ggieseke

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    Sent.
     
  17. May 9, 2019 #1757 of 2027
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    I have a Premier TCD746320 (upgraded to a 2TB drive) sitting in my basement that is 60% full with no One Passes and Suggestions are turned off that I use as storage for old recordings. I want to make a backup of the drive prior to me having any issues (So far it seems fine). If I understand correctly I would do the following.

    1) Backup the 2 TB drive using DvrBARS to a HD on my Win 10 PC.
    2) Restore the 2 TB image from the HD on my Win 10 PC to the new 2 TB drive. (I have a WD Red on the way)
    3) Expand the drive with MFStools 3.2
    4) Stick in the Premier when the old 2TB dies.

    Am I missing anything?
     
  18. May 9, 2019 #1758 of 2027
    ggieseke

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    If the new drive is the same size you don't need step 3, but you'll need about 2TB of temporary storage on your PC.
     
  19. May 9, 2019 #1759 of 2027
    ThAbtO

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    Yes, A Tivo is not a good long term storage device. A better device is a NAS and you can copy the shows off the Tivo in a usable form (MPEG2 or MPEG4)

    Tivo VS PC/NAS drive: If a Tivo drive fails, you lose everything. If a PC/NAS drive fails, you can recover most of the file/content.
     
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  20. MrJedi

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    I realize this. That is why I am making a backup now. But what I forgot to mention in my post is many of the recordings were on Time Warner cable who is notorious for setting everything but locals to copy "NO" on the respective flag. I have already backed up everything that does not have that flag when I was temporarily using a different provider. I would say most of the content is flagged as copy"NO" this is why I am going this route.
     

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