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Today I attempted a backup just out of caution of a dual 250GB drive HR10-250 using the weaknees cd.

This was my setup:

[A]Primary Master Drive: TiVo A , stock 250GB
Primary Slave Drive: CD Rom
[C]Secondary Master Drive: Additional PC storage drive with Fat32 partition
[D]Secondary Slave Drive: TiVo B (weaknees 250gb)

All the drives were recognized correctly.

At the weaknees# I entered:

mkdir /mnt/dos

mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/dos

Response"can't mount dos because it's already mounted."

So I just entered:

mfsbackup -f 9999 -6so /mnt/dos/tivo.bak /dev/hda /dev/hdd

It scanned source drives and reported

" source drive is 281 hours upgraded to 581 hours. Backup image will be 281 hours. Uncompressed backup size 1485 megabyetes. Backup size 1485 megabytes. Reported backup succesfull.

My questions are:

1. Is that accurate about the source drive hours, etc.?
2. My tivo.bak file is listed at 216 mb on my hard drive. Is that normal?

Thank you.
 

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Thanks guys.

I found some post from weaknees where they confirmed the size of the backup file to be under 200mb as well and the reported 281 hours upgraded to 581 hours is right on too.

Jeff125va,

The response was acutally not that it couldn't mount it but was :

[mkdir: can not create directory '/mnt/dos': file exists]

Maybe the 2nd command [mount /dev/hdc1 /mnt/dos] was not necessary because the Fat32 partition already existed on my backup drive.

I guess the command [mkdir /mnt/dos] mounted the dos drive, right?
 

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jeff125va said:
Is the fat32 the only partition on that drive?
No. I just reformatted it for this procedure with Maxblast. I made the first 10 GB FAT32 and the remaining 180GB NTFS. I think I'll reformat now as the 10GB was evidently overkill.
 
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