MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Feb 5, 2016 #261 of 1988
    ggieseke

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    The max single-drive setup is 6TB if you use MFS Reformatter. I think MFS Tools 3.2 is still limited to 4TB, but since it's a new Roamio there's no point in trying to copy it.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=528428
     
  2. Feb 5, 2016 #262 of 1988
    lpwcomp

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    If you are going to immediately replace the internal drive, why did you get a Pro rather than a Plus?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2016 #263 of 1988
    jmbach

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  4. Feb 6, 2016 #264 of 1988
    HerronScott

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    Plus models have not been available for a while now and I believe she got the Pro with the loyalty deal so only $99 for All-in/Lifetime.

    Scott
     
  5. Feb 6, 2016 #265 of 1988
    alyssa

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    thx, for the link!

    yes, i couldn't get a plus & found myself in a bit of a crunch due to failing hardware on my premiere.

    6tb using mfs reformater sounds like 6K hrs of recording goodness- it means i won't lose any space since my premiere had abt 5TB total
     
  6. Feb 6, 2016 #266 of 1988
    lpwcomp

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    You're recording SD?
     
  7. Feb 9, 2016 #267 of 1988
    cokyq

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    Where do you find, how do you find about the loyalty discounts. I have been a user since Feb 2000! Sure would not mind getting another Roamio with lifetime for a decent price.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2016 #268 of 1988
    HerronScott

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    $600 dollars for a Roamio Pro with lifetime if it's still available and you have to call.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=532395

    Scott
     
  9. Feb 17, 2016 #269 of 1988
    tv9

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    I was having trouble figuring out to use a virtual machine or how to mount a DVD disk image in MFSTools so I changed course and scrounged an old Seagate ST31500341AS 1.5TB HDD that I had formatted some time ago under Windows 7. It had no files on it after the format but I don't recall whether the format (FAT32, NFTS etc) used in the format.

    I then copied the decompressed Tivo HDD image (about 2.5 GB) to the Seagate drive in Windows 10. Windows did not give me the option to mount the decompressed image (as it did not appear to recognize the format) so I did a straight copy.

    Q1. Should I have used another Windows command to copy the image to the Seagate?
    Q2. If I can't use Windows 10, how else should I get the Tivo image onto the Seagate?

    I then rebooted with the MFS Tools 3.2 under id "root" and password "tivo" and (after verifying the drive identities) executed the command:

    mfstool copy -i /dev/sda /dev/sdb


    where sda is the Segate with the 2.5GB image and sdb is the new 4TB Western Digital WD40EURX HDD.

    I received following error message:

    Copy source: Input/output error reading volume header.
    Copy source: /dev/sda10: (null).
    To attempt to copy anyway, try again with -E. -s is implied by -E.



    Q3. Any idea what went wrong and what is the exact syntax if I am to retry with the "-E" is it:

    mfstool copy -ie /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    (that is just append the "e" to the existing i)

    4. As an alternative, I do have a blank DVD that I burned the expanded 2.5GB Tivo Drive image to that I abandoned due to my inexperience with mounting the drive if that is easier to execute. I was booting from a USB DVD Drive and had another separate SATA DVD drive with the Tivo image on the same PC. So two DVD drives and two HDDs on the same PC.

    Sorry for the long post, trying to list all relevant details. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2016 #270 of 1988
    ggieseke

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    Use DvrBARS to restore the image to the Seagate drive, then reboot to MFSTools 3.2 and proceed from there.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2016 #271 of 1988
    jmbach

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    1. Use DvrBARS to place the image on your 1.5TB drive.

    2. Boot the image in your TiVo and allow it to update the OS to the latest version.

    3. Remove drive and use MFSTools 3.2 to copy the image on the 1.5TB drive to the 4TB drive with the initial command you tried.

    The problem with your initial attempt is that a VHD is not a direct bit for bit copy of a drive. It contains a header to describe the drive and many times compresses the null space of the drive. So when you copied the VHD onto the drive, it was not a true TiVo image and so the error when you used MFSTools.
     
  12. Feb 17, 2016 #272 of 1988
    tv9

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    After doing a quick format on my Seagate, I was able to use DvrBARS to load the Tivo VHD image to the Seagate. I restored and expanded it to a 4TB WD40EURX using MFSTools 3.2.

    I then placed the 4TB drive in my Premier XL and after 2 or 3 hours it had downloaded a week or so of OTA program guides (ITA only, no cable) I have 640 hours of available space.

    Thanks ggieseke and jmbach - you both rock!
     
  13. Mar 2, 2016 #273 of 1988
    notting

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    (Yes, this is in the weeds and it's probably simpler to dump the drive and restart from scratch. But where's the fun in that?)

    Tivo: Roamio
    Drive: WD20EURX

    Drive was populated via a copy of a 1TB drive with some minor errors (see a few pages back in this thread)

    Recently, the Tivo popped up that it had not made a successful service connection since mid-January. Sure enough, updates have failed with: 'Error (S03) when updating series info'. However, guide info is updated with each service connection, and GC appears to succeed. Main functional issue is that a couple of OnePasses don't appear to choose to record anything (and cannot be deleted or edited - attempts to change them do nothing).

    My initial guess: something fubar in the database somewhere.

    Initial attempt to fix: ran kickstart 57. Tivo started a reboot loop where it would reboot ~30 seconds after starting FS check. Doh!

    Yanked power, removed drive, set the fs header to clean with mfsck. Tivo continued to operate as normal, but with the above S03 error.

    Next attempt to fix: Ran 'Clear Thumb Ratings and Suggestions'. Ran successfully, no change to S03 error.

    Next attempt to fix: Ran 'Clear Program Data and To Do List'.... appears to be stuck and will not finish. (Waited 6 hours once, and 9 hours once).

    Drive has consistently tested with no errors with SMART test. Haven't tried `cat /dev/sdb > /dev/null` to just read the whole thing... might do that next.

    Questions:

    - Is it possible to reset the 'Clear Program Data' flag with mfsck (or another tool) such that the Tivo stops trying to do it on boot?

    - Is it possible to clear the data outside of the Tivo with some other tool? (Is this data the sqlite partition? Something else?)

    - Is "Inode XYZ requires chained flag, but not set" an error that mfsck can be made to fix (and is it even a relevant error?
     
  14. Mar 3, 2016 #274 of 1988
    JimWall

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    When I had the S03 problem I tried similar steps. Could get temporary fix by unplugging the video input. I finally "solved" it by using mfstools to copy to a new drive. New drive worked fine. Theory is heat or errors forcing drive to drop to a lower sata speed. The drive is always working hard because it is continuously recording the 30 minute video streams for each channel which puts a lot of stress on the drive. Roamio plus always records 6 streams at once. I have moved "bad" drives to a PC and after many months I eventually gets errors there as they continue to degrade.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2016 #275 of 1988
    mattack

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  16. Mar 3, 2016 #276 of 1988
    notting

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    That might be it, but... it's a brand new drive, shows no errors in either SMART or in a full copy, and doing a mfscopy didn't work (still hangs in Clearing Guide Data - it's looping doing GC before the actual Zap).

    So... still trying to dig up how to clear the Zap flag. No luck so far.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2016 #277 of 1988
    lpwcomp

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    Have you tried zeroing out the entire drive? It sounds like the file system is probably hosed so you've lost everything anyway.

    Also - what model Roamio?
     
  18. Mar 4, 2016 #278 of 1988
    notting

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    No, the whole point of digging was to avoid losing the data, given that it was more or less 98% functional beforehand.

    Model/software:

    Mar 4 05:28:27 527840/16 kernel: Found active SwSystem 20.5.6.RC21-USA-6-848
    Mar 4 05:28:27 529820/16 kernel: Found active model TCD848000
     
  19. Mar 4, 2016 #279 of 1988
    jmbach

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    Perhaps a KS 50 which wipes the db or a 67 which is a SQLite integrity check.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2016 #280 of 1988
    jmbach

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