MFS Tools 3.2

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  1. Apr 18, 2017 #661 of 1995
    jlt822

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    Thanks. Latest run just failed again at 40% and MFStools restarted. I guess I'll test the drive and see what I can do about using another computer if the gigabyte board is causing trouble. The one I'm using is my only PC, I have a Mac mini.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2017 #662 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Test the drive. Usually the manufacturer diagnostic is sufficient if you run all the tests. Especially the extended read and write tests.

    MFSTools should be able to work on a Mac mini as well.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2017 #663 of 1995
    jlt822

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    Thanks. I'll test the drive and try to run MFStools through the Mac mini and connect the drives through USB externally. I will report back. Thanks again for everyone's help. I appreciate it.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2017 #664 of 1995
    jlt822

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    Drive was/is good. Copy went through fine last night using MFSTools with the Mac mini. The gigabyte board must have interfered in some way. I never did see what the actual error code was or if there even was one. MFSTools would just restart itself at random times. Hope this helps someone down the line.

    New drive works great. No restarts, kickstarts or missing guide data. Everything was there and working flawlessly. Thanks for the help in getting this done!
     
  5. Apr 19, 2017 #665 of 1995
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    the attaches were errors due to laptop I was using was doing a screen shot instead of paste text.
    I did do the dd_rescue using one of the 2 internal sata ports and one of the other internal 4 sata ports located elsewhere on the MB. It appears the two sata come up as hdc, hdd like old ide drives using udma etc. The 4 sata ports come up sda, sdb etc. So the DMA error may be an issue with the linux drivers loaded with the OLD mfs 1.4 cd. The later dd_rescue I did with my A drive that worked fine and very fast was with the 4 sata port group which were sda, sdb and no udma etc.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2017 #666 of 1995
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    I downloaded MFSTools 3.2 ISO Live ISO and burnt it to disk. When I boot up it gives me a message this is a 32 bit machine. Cannot use 64 bit software, then my only option is to reboot. I thought the iso was for both 32 and 64 machines. I am using a laptop 32 bit machine because my 64 has only usb3 connections and I read here there are problems with a usb3 docking station plugged into usb3 ports. I'm not familiar with linux. I only know windows. I have a Premier series 4 TCD750500. I want to upgrade the hard drive to 2 TB. Any help?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2017 #667 of 1995
    jmbach

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    I will see what I can do get it to boot on both 64 bit and 32 bit computers. It used to be a 32 bit platform but openSUSE has EOL the 32 bit platform.

    In the mean time, consider running MFSTools through VirtualBox on your Windows computer. That is the way I currently run it. You may or may not run into problems with USB3. It depends on the drive and dock you are using. You can try it while I am trying to figure out how to get the ISO to boot in both 32bit and 64bit computers.
     
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  8. Apr 20, 2017 #668 of 1995
    airauto

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    Thanks, I'll play around with it. See what happens.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2017 #669 of 1995
    BillofSpfld

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    Trying to backup a 1TB premiere drive. The program terminates in error with the error message that the backup file does not exist. That occurs after copying some 3700 Mbytes or so. The backup file that is written indicates a size of 2.1GB. I have been able to get it terminate correctly by using -6svdo options (1.6TB file size), but I would prefer a complete backup. It appears that I am running up against a maximum file size problem but I am using an ext4 formatted hard drive. Anyone with any ideas?? thanks
     
  10. Apr 30, 2017 #670 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Is the MFSTools image you are using recently downloaded as I have fixed a few things.
    How did you mount the drive inside the MFSTools image.



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  11. May 1, 2017 #671 of 1995
    BillofSpfld

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    I am not sure how old the image was. Where can I get the most recent?

    I copied the tools from the image to a computer that is running SuSE Linux and ran the backup tool on that machine using a USB port to connect to the TIVO drive. I used fdisk to tell me the /dev/ name of the TIVO drive which I entered as a parameter of the backup program.

    I don't understand what you mean by how I mounted the drive inside the MFSTools image.
     
  12. May 1, 2017 #672 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Was not sure if you just booted the ISO and ran MFSTools from there. If you did, then you would need to mount the drive you are saving on. Since you copied the tools to a computer already running OpenSuSE. then that is no longer an issue.
    I update my post with the latest images last week. If you download the tools from my post, transfer them to your computer running openSuSE and if you still have that problem, then I will need to look closer as to why the backup fails.
     
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  13. May 2, 2017 #673 of 1995
    BillofSpfld

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    I will download the latest from 4/19/17 when I get back in town and try again. Thanks for your continued interest, it sure is a big help.
     
  14. May 7, 2017 #674 of 1995
    BillofSpfld

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    Every utility works well with the latest download. Thanks so much jmbach...
     
  15. May 7, 2017 #675 of 1995
    airauto

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    How do you load the MFSTools tar.gz file into Open SuSE?
    Thanks.
     
  16. May 7, 2017 #676 of 1995
    jmbach

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    If you are using the Thumb drive/ HDD image you unpack the image completely and then copy the raw file to a hard drive / USB Thumb drive using dd in Linux or HDD raw Copy tool in windows.

    Alternatively you can just extract the executables out of the /usr/local/bin directory on the image and place them in the directory of choice in your Linux OS.
     
  17. May 7, 2017 #677 of 1995
    TheCryptkeeper

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    Thank you for sharing all this valuable information. I've read through this entire thread taking notes. I'm not well versed in Linux. I've been experimenting with MFSTools 3.2 both booting off the ISO CD in Legacy and in Virtual Box on a Windows 10 PC and on a MacBook Pro running OS Sierra. It seems like there's less of a learning curve booting in Legacy mode.

    I can't recall if this situation was already covered in this thread. What specific syntax would I use to copy an existing 3TB drive with an external 1 TB DVR expander to a 4 TB Drive and a new 8 TB External drive for a TiVo Roamio? Is the syntax the same for Bolts? I have both a Roamio and Bolt with expander drives I'd like to upgrade.
     
  18. May 7, 2017 #678 of 1995
    jmbach

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    Syntax is the same across all TiVos. Assuming sdX is your 3TB, sdY is your 1TB external, and sdZ is you 4TB target drive the syntax is mfscopy -ai /dev/sdX:/dev/sdY /dev/sdZ.
     
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  19. May 7, 2017 #679 of 1995
    TheCryptkeeper

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    Yes, but can a new 8 TB external also be added, copying from the two original disks (the 3 TB internal and 1 TB external) and upgrading to two larger target disks (4TB internal and 8TB external)?

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  20. May 7, 2017 #680 of 1995
    TheCryptkeeper

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    Would this be the correct syntax: mfscopy -ai /dev/sda/dev/sdb:/dev/sdc /dev/sdd?

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