MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. CR500

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    Thats why I'm thinking about going to back to restoring the image and see if that channel works before doing the expand.

    This is the screen: IMG_0789.jpg
    I deleted the missing info.

    Rob
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    It looks like you masked/deleted the vital information and cannot tell if its paired or anything else.
     
  3. jmbach

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    There is another screen that will tell you if it is paired or not. The screen you posted is the information needed to give the CableCO to pair the card.

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  4. CR500

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    Found a page on the TiVo site about card pairing. I have Val = ? which means the card is not paired. Looks like I'll need to call the cable co tomorrow.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2021 #1985 of 1995
    WVZR1

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    I'd like to expand my 8TB today. It's run nearly a full month with 'no issues'. Is there advantages to maybe parking the 'tuners' on the same channel OR just pull the plug and carry on?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2021 #1986 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Usually what I do is go through the menu and restart the system. When the lights come back on after restarting (right before the first starting up screen or right when I see it) I pull the power.

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  7. Feb 1, 2021 #1987 of 1995
    WVZR1

    WVZR1 Well-Known Member

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    I pulled the plug at 'restarting' !

    The 'expansion' went well - I appreciate your help. I didn't realize that the ADD and FIX procedures were as responsive/fast as they are. I had maybe put off my 'expansion' just because I didn't know. I went from 699HD HOURS to 1281HD and 59% to 30% pretty damn quick. KS58 went as expected and all seems well!
     
  8. CinciDVR

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    Thanks @drhendrix, your instructions worked perfectly. Although it took 2-1/2 hours to copy everything from my original Tivo 500GB drive to my new WD Purple 3TB drive, it couldn't have been easier. Plus it gave me time to replace the noisy fan with a new fan. Honestly, if I knew how easy the drive swap and data copy & expansion was, I'd have done this years ago. A big thank you to everyone that made the MFSTOOL image available.
     
  9. andrewc2

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    Tivo Premiere 4, Having some issues with copying my old drive over, but it can't seem to find either drive. Connected directly via SATA. One drive I've already got a DVRBARS image of the stock 500gb if necessary. I had restored that to my new 4TB WD40EFRX and used JMFS before I realized that wouldn't be able to expand to the full drive. So I was going to use MFS Tools to copy it over but ran into this "failed to find mbr identifier" issue.

    Okay figured it out, used Etcher to "burn" the usb/hdd image to the flash drive rather than using the ISO, loading now.

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  10. gabrielstern

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  11. gabrielstern

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    One other thing I forgot to mention to you

    if you go through the steps I outlined above on a 4tb if you use jmfs first and supersize the image in jmfs and then copy and expand to a 4tb drive with mffs tools 3.2.

    You should get 686 HD recording hours vs 626 HD recording hours if you copy and expand from the factory image straight to a 4tb drive only using mffs tools 3.2.

    That's why I recomend using a 1 or 2 tb jmfs image to use for expansion to a 3tb or 4tb drive using mffs tools 3.2.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2021 #1992 of 1995
    jmbach

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    You can easily run JMFS supersize on a drive without copying it before using MFSTools.

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  13. Apr 3, 2021 #1993 of 1995
    gabrielstern

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    Yes you can, but I just discovered that if you copy expand and supersize on drives that are either 1tb or 2tb in size then use that as a source copy with just the jmfs created image.

    I can copy and expand in mffs tools 3.2 in around 2 minutes and get better and cleaner images when running aiM 3000 or 4000 command vs just copying the factory drive image and just expanding just using mffs tools 3.2.

    Right now I am testing a 4tb drive as when I copied a 2tb jmfs supersize image, I only was able to get 636 hours vs when I used a 1tb jmfs supersized image and ran the aiM 4000 command as the starting point on a 6tb drive it read 686 total HD hours each time.

    So I will test to see, if I get 686 total HD hours on the 4tb drive if I use the 1 tb as a source image.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2021 #1994 of 1995
    gabrielstern

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    Just taking longer than I would like, but anything to get the desired results.

    I am also figuring out, that if you cd and e on the image that is expanded in mffs tools 3.2 than try and back it up using dvr barz, it then says the image file is corrupted.

    So my next test will be to see after I verify the image file to just utilize in my series 4 ,the repeat guided setup command instead and the try backing up the image in dvr barz.

    I know the jmfs image files I created easily back ups in dvr barz, after running cd and e once, without issues.

    Just trying to get to a point where I can simplify the process and get in my computer for myself my own 3 tb 4tb 6tb and 8tb backed up in dvr barz for my series 4.

    So I do not have to constantly disconnect hard drives just to run mffs tools 3.2.

    I would like to be able to just restore images in those sizes straight to the hard drive using dvr barz. Without having to go through the marrying the image to the motherboard by c d and e ING constantly.
     
  15. Michael Niehaus

    Michael Niehaus New Member

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    Just went through the MFS Copy steps with version 3.32-devel on a UEFI PC and wrote up the process, in case anyone tries to do such a thing:

    Replacing the hard drive in a Tivo
     
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