Dvr Backup And Restore Software for Windows (DvrBARS)

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  1. MrJedi

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    Okay thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it.
     
  2. Doug G

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    Using DvrBARS to try and restore a clean (500MB Premiere/4 image) to a WD 2TB. I can run it using admin privs, open .vhd file, see and select the proper drive (already has what I believe is a corrupt image) and when I confirm I get "Error 0x00000020 (32) CreateFile" In a small dialogue box with just "OK" button. WTH? I tried running in compatibility mode for 7/x64 and no joy.

    Anyone know how to fix this problem? Just using Windows Defender, tried turning it off and still same error.
     
  3. ggieseke

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    That's a sharing error, which means that when it tries to open the drive for exclusive access some other program already has it open.
     
  4. Doug G

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    Yeah, I just figured that out....but how can any other process have it open, its not even a valid FS!!!

    I can't eject the drive, says its "in use". It shows up as a "device" but can't remove that either because its "in use". I don't want to open Disk Management to remove it there since I don't want to corrupt the boot sector like you mentioned.

    I've stripped away all the third party apps I had, which were quite minimal, and its still in use. I absolutely don't get this.

    I'll keep looking but any ideas would be appreciated.
     
  5. Doug G

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    OK, I used the task manager to stop just about every non-vital OS service and app and restarted explorer and now it allowed me to eject the drive! I removed and replaced it and now I was able to do a restore.

    I restored the 1.6GB (TCD750500) image using "quick" mode but it completed in about 30s? Is that expected? Should I have used "full" restore mode? I figured no programs exist and my drive (when new in Oct of last year) scanned 100% clean so no need to do all those 0 writes?

    I guess I'll expand it to 2TB using MFS Tools 3.2 and then throw it in the unit and power it up and see what happens.
     
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  6. Doug G

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    Ugh, I had no idea an existing image couldn't be expanded in-place!! New disk powered up but then complained about "missing external storage". I chose to remove it which I suspect is removing the 1.4GB partition I created with mfsadd.

    How do I use a clean image (500MB) and then expand it to my 2TB? I don't have the original 500MB drive any longer. Can this be done without two drives?

    HELP!
     
  7. jmbach

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    If you download the latest MFSTools ISO, there are several ancillary programs on it.

    First restore the image and get married to your unit by doing a c&de on it. Make sure it boots up completely.

    Then use mfsadd to add a partition pair to the image. Once it completes, run ampfix on the image.

    Then boot it in the TiVo. It may ask you to divorce an external unit, go ahead and let it do so. When it is done, you will have the whole 2TB recording space.


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  8. Doug G

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    @jmbach Thanks! That was the piece I was missing. I re-restored the 500GB image, booted it (it automatically did a c&de), then it upgraded itself and I finished guided setup. Once it was fully up I pulled it, ran mfsadd followed by apmfix, put it back in, divorced the phantom external storage and I'm back up an running with the full 2TB available.
     
  9. richlee91

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    Looking for a Drive image for a TCD746320. Can anyone help?
     
  10. ggieseke

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    Sent.
     
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    Dambro1978

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    I am having a very similar problem except I cant get past the a boot up loop.
    I did not use dvrbars to clone the drive though. I used a docking station with the clone function because i couldnt get the command mfscopy to work in mfstools 3.32. After that I tested the drive and it worked fine but wasnt utilizing the extra space. (2TB green) I used mfs tools to expand the drive. mfs -x/dev/sda
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    ampfix /dev/sda
    this worked fine. but when I inserted the drive into the tivo I got the same message as above external drive missing. and prompted me to remove it. however it never booted up after that. it got stuck in a cycle between the startup screen and the a few minutes more screen. I let it do that for 2 hrs. now I'm going.to clone again. without ampfix. I dont know what to try next.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2019 #1772 of 1782
    jmbach

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    We probably should take this to the MFSTools thread and you can answer these questions there. What command did you use for mfscopy and what error messages did you get.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2019 #1773 of 1782
    Dambro1978

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    I appreciate the quick response. I dont know how you guys do this. I should have probably quit while I was ahead but i am having way too much fun. The previous post is very similar to the reboot situation I am having. I was tempted to let the reboot go on all night to see if that helped but i was too impatient. Perhaps reformatting the drive. I have now used DvrBars to backup. (middle option) It was surprisingly fast (5min) compared to a exact clone via docking station (2hrs). I will attempt mfscopy again.
    The command I used for mfscopy is
    mfscopy -ai/dev/sdb/dev/sdc
    I did not get a error instead I got a menu of commands. ex

    -h Display this help message
    -q Do not display progress
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    Source options:
    ....etc
    Target options ...

    ok. and sdb is a drive that i scavenged off similar unit I bought on offerup. sdc is a 2tb WD green drive I bought on Amazon "brand new". sdc is a exact clone of sdb. Except only that it has been initialized in the tivo and gone through setup. not sure if that is the issue. i have bought so many spare parts etc so that i can experiment with all of this.
    1)I wonder if there is a market for them the old upgraded drives.
    ? think about it.
    2)also is the something different about a cloning docking station that is causing my problem. (if so I will use dvr bars for that as well. and we can startup a new thread on that.)
     
  14. Oct 6, 2019 #1774 of 1782
    jmbach

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    So if that is the command line you used, you did not use the very important spaces.

    mfscopy_-ai_/dev/sdb_/dev/sdc

    Where '_' demarcates a space
     
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    Dambro1978

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    can re retype the code with the correct spacing. I cant see the difference of where you are pointing to.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2019 #1776 of 1782
    jmbach

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    Unfortunately dpending on what vehicle you look at the post it is off. On my computer it is correct but on my phone it is way off. Will edit it to try to make it clearer.

    A space between 'y' and '-', 'i' and '/', and 'b' and '/'
     
  17. Oct 6, 2019 #1777 of 1782
    Dambro1978

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    thanks it worked

    mfscopy -ai /dev/sdb /dev/sdc

    I inserted 2 spaces here just to make it visible. but I thought I'd post it if someone else needs it. where I found it it was not typed the right way. although I'm not done I dont think anything else I have belongs I this thread. I will take this to the mfstools thread if it dosent work
     
  18. Allen1371

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    TCD746320 image to help restore a premiere?
     
  19. ggieseke

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  20. Stephen Murphy

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    Good day. I generally use macOS on a day-to-day basis but can find my way around Windows when needed. I am trying to run DVRBars on Windows 7 but no app appears to run after opening the .exe as an administrator. Is it not compatible with Windows 7?
     

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