MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Oct 3, 2016 #501 of 1997
    jdmy77

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    I used mfstool add -xfm 2000 /dev/sda /dev/sdb

    New estimated standalone size 13869 hours
    Done! Estimated standalone gain: 10293

    It added four pairs

    sb2-sb3
    sb4-sb5
    sb6-sb7
    sb8-sb9

    I don't know what the pairs mean. I have used the add command before and it didn't make so many pairs before, but it seems to be working
     
  2. Oct 3, 2016 #502 of 1997
    jmbach

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    The pairs are the MFS app and media partitions. You can add at most 4 pairs of partitions to the MFS header. So you got most of your 10TB drive used. We can use slightly different to get more space. Probably another 200GB. You are probably not using about 1.5TB of your drive.
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2016 #503 of 1997
    jdmy77

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    Yes I believe you are correct. I've added a 8tb drive before and it gained 9,500 hours and this one only gained an additional 800hrs, strange thing was it only made one pair, sdb2-sdb3 when I added the 8tb drive but it worked fine. I am perfectly happy with the space I have now. Thank you for all your help.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2016 #504 of 1997
    jmbach

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    Now that is interesting. So MFSTools created a two partition recording space 8TB in size on your external drive and the TiVo OS accepted it and gave you the full recording capacity. What version number is your Bolt running of the TiVo OS?
    Just for kicks, just in case TiVo fixed the 2TB bug, I let my Roamio format an 8TB drive but only gave me a little over 200 hours.
    Maybe it is an external thing only. When I get time, I will try it as an external drive to my Roamio and see if it gives me the whole 8TB in 2 partitions.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2016 #505 of 1997
    jdmy77

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    The Bolt Plus OS Version is Series 6
    20.6.1.5.RC7-USC-11-849
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016 #506 of 1997
    jmbach

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    That is certainly a different version than on my Roamio. I have 20.6.1aRC10. Perhaps in your version the bug is fixed. That would be encouraging.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2016 #507 of 1997
    Ancalagon

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    Hi. I'm trying to help a friend upgrade the hdd in his TiVo TCD540040.

    I found these instructions to do this (I can't post links yet).

    www . newreleasesvideo . com /hinsdale-how-to/index9 . html

    All we want to do is copy what's on the original hdd to the new hdd he bought, so we were trying to use UPGRADE CONFIGURATION #3: (from step 10).

    However, there's some sort of driver issue when I try to boot up with that older version of MFS Tools (MFSLBA48.iso) that prevents me from getting to a command prompt.

    I can boot up with MFS Tools 3.2, but the syntax doesn't seem to be the same. The original article said to use the following command.

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hdc | mfsrestore -r 4 -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hda

    Can anyone here tell me what the command would be in 3.2?

    I tried the following but the arguments weren't recognized.

    mfstool backup -Tao - /dev/hdc | mfstool restore -r 4 -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hda

    Thanks for any help!!!


    P.S. - If there's a better way to move the contents of his original TiVo hdd to a new bigger hdd and get that hdd working in his TiVo, please let me know. :)
     
  8. Oct 16, 2016 #508 of 1997
    jmbach

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    first to fdisk -l and check whether they are connected as hda or sda.

    Next use the command mfstool copy -ai /dev/sdX /dev/sdY to copy and expand all at the same time. Or use hdX and hdY depending on the output of fdisk.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2016 #509 of 1997
    Luke M

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    Is there any difference between "mfstool copy" and "mfscopy"?
     
  10. Oct 19, 2016 #510 of 1997
    Ancalagon

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    Thanks jmbach!

    They show up as sda and sdb.

    Do you think it will matter that the original hdd is an IDE and the new one is an SATA?

    I know that once we copy the data to the new hdd, we'll need to use an adapter to connect it to the TiVo, but was curious if MFS Tools will be able to deal with this difference in the hdds.

    Thanks again!
     
  11. Oct 19, 2016 #511 of 1997
    jmbach

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    Should not be a problem.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2016 #512 of 1997
    markis

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    I have a new 4TB WD Red on the way for my Premiere. Do I need to prepare the WD Red in any way with wdidle or Intellipark settings or anything else before running this MFS Tools command? Also, is the procedure exactly the same for a 4TB Roamio Plus upgrade?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2016 #513 of 1997
    jmbach

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    I would run a diagnostic on it first. Other than that no prep should be needed. Some of the older Reds needed their wdidle3 timer set to 5 minutes. As far as I know, the newer ones don't. WD has a utility on their site that will adjust the timer.
     
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  14. Oct 27, 2016 #514 of 1997
    markis

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    Great, thank you. I will run a disk test on it before starting MFS Tools.
     
  15. Oct 28, 2016 #515 of 1997
    joerowan

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    I have had numerous tivos and bought commercially upgraded drives when I needed more capacity. I am now trying to replace a Premiere 1 tb drive with a 2 tb drive. I am skilled with a mac, functional with Windows and have never used Linux.

    I downloaded and burned an ISO of MFS tools 3.2. Booted with it on a PC. Get a green screen and select MFS Tools 3.2 i586. Linux kernal loads.
    Get a linux login: . Used root and password tivo and get "Have a lot of fun..." So is this good or programmer sarcasm?
    I get an orange/salmon colored "Linux:~ #". I typed fdisk -l and found the 2 drives are sdb and sda. So it appears to be working.
    I type: -a /dev/sdb /dev/sda and hit enter and receive: " -bash: -a: command not found. Same result when a put an i after the first a.

    I would really like to get this to work, then move up to doing a Roamio. Seems simple. What am I missing? Appreciating any help!
     
  16. Oct 28, 2016 #516 of 1997
    jmbach

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    Type: fdisk -l (lower case L) to get a listing of drive labels and sizes. This will help you decide which drive is your source and target.
     
  17. Oct 28, 2016 #517 of 1997
    ej42137

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    You have to enter a command such as mfscopy; all you have entered was the options for one.

    That you are in a Linux command line environment is perhaps what you are missing.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2016 #518 of 1997
    jmbach

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    Sorry, I needed to read the whole message and now I see what you did. What I get reading and writing during a conference. The command would be mfstool copy -a /dev/sdX /dev/sdY
     
  19. Oct 31, 2016 #519 of 1997
    joerowan

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    Better, I used the full command. It said it copied. I put the new HD in the Premiere. It is formatted for tivo and is expanded which is good.
    Bad was it did not copy any of the shows from the original drive.
    Worse, I put the original drive back in the Premiere and all the shows are gone and it wants to do a guided setup.
    Not sure why this was such a failure?
     
  20. Oct 31, 2016 #520 of 1997
    jmbach

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    Anything going on with the drive before you took it out of the TiVo?


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