Transfer just recordings to new disk?

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by UpLate2, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. UpLate2

    UpLate2 New Member

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    This is another thought I had about fixing the problem I mentioned in a previous post. I have an upgraded Series 1 DirecTivo (DSR6000) which is stuck in a Welcome-Almost-Reboot cycle. Based on it's behavior before the problem and the research I've done, I think that it is a problem with the To Do List or Season Passes that it cannot fix. I would take the easy way out and re-image the disk, but there are several recordings that I really want to watch on it.

    Is there a way to transfer on a Linux PC just the recordings (no To Do List) from an old disk to a new one for playback in the same Tivo? My hope would be to put the old disk together with a new one restored from a good backup into the PC and be able to pipe the recordings from old to new. Is this something the mfs-utils could do? Any other ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    It is possible, but it's considered extraction so we can't really discuss it here. There is a thread on ddb about removing shows with the drive connected in a pc using the mfs-utils binaries.

    (note: there is quite a difference between mfs-tools and mfs-utils. mfs-tools can backup and restore a full image, and is included with the weaknees and mfslive boot disks, etc. mfs-utils includes binaries such as mfs_import and mfs_uberexport which are separate utilities)
     
  3. UpLate2

    UpLate2 New Member

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    Sorry for the inadvertent breach of protocol. I did more hunting around and found a reference elsewhere to backing up shows to a PC that might be a useful starting point. We'll see how it goes.
     
  4. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

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    No problem. I'd throw out full links and more info if only I could.
     

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