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Help please.
I am trying to backup my failing 3TB drive out of a Roamio.
I have read though all the tutorials for MFStools, I couldn't find a reference to this error.
Im using MFStools 3.2 on Linux mint (fully installed)

sudo mfstool copy -a /dev/sda /dev/sdc
Scanning source drive. Please wait a moment.
*** stack smashing detected ***: terminated
Aborted

I installed the original 3TB WD purple drive 5 years ago and its just now starting to studder (/dev/sda). Still works in the roamio, so I'm trying to keep all my shows.

The new blank drive is exactly the same 3TB WD purple, just 5 years newer. (/dev/sdc)

Both drives are connected via SATA inside my tower computer and can be seen by Linux.

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Help please...

...I'm trying to keep all my shows.

The new blank drive is exactly the same 3TB WD purple, just 5 years newer...
Since the target is the same size as the source, why not try ddrescue (or dd_rescue; I forget which is on the 'MFSTools CD image' and which does exactly what so you'll have to GOOGLE that...)?

Set the parameters for one pass (don't beat too hard on the source HDD) and see what happens.

Good Luck! :)
 

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Thanks for the quick response.

I'll have to look into ddrescue and give that a try.
Dont want to screw it up so I guess it will take some googlin!

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Help please.
I am trying to backup my failing 3TB drive out of a Roamio.
I have read though all the tutorials for MFStools, I couldn't find a reference to this error.
Im using MFStools 3.2 on Linux mint (fully installed)

sudo mfstool copy -a /dev/sda /dev/sdc
Scanning source drive. Please wait a moment.
*** stack smashing detected ***: terminated
Aborted

I installed the original 3TB WD purple drive 5 years ago and its just now starting to studder (/dev/sda). Still works in the roamio, so I'm trying to keep all my shows.

The new blank drive is exactly the same 3TB WD purple, just 5 years newer. (/dev/sdc)

Both drives are connected via SATA inside my tower computer and can be seen by Linux.

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I have never seen that error before. Did you compile the code on your Linux Mint OS or copy the executables over from the ISO? Is your Mint OS 32 or 64 bit and what version is it?

The executables were compiled on an openSUSE distro. Not sure of the latest from equinoxe is still using openSUSE.

In your case, just clone the drive via hardware dock or software sine the drives are the same size.

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A cloning dock may 'hang' on any bad sectors (according to my readings)...
Depends. But I have to agree I have had more hangs than successes. Certainly it is easier to do and does not tie up a computer.

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Doesn't everyone own at least a half dozen desktops along with a couple of laptops? ;)
Well I have 2 laptops and a PDP-11. But I don't recommend the PDP-11.

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I don't really have a PDP-11. At work it used to be my "desktop" until it was retired.
 

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My latest kit build, the Altair-Duino:



Not RasPi-related, I know, (RasPi-adjacent?) but since it's now sitting with my PiDP-8 and PiDP-11, I figured I'd post the photos here. :)



Unlike the PDP kits, the Arduino Due is pre-programmed with the Altair 8800 simulator, so there's no underlying OS (i.e., Linux). Thus I can't use it for double-duty like running a Pi-Hole or RetroPi anything like that. Still, blinkenlights! :)
Well I have 2 laptops and a PDP-11. But I don't recommend the PDP-11.

...I don't really have a PDP-11. At work it used to be my "desktop" until it was retired.
Have you seen @windracer 's hobby? :cool:
 

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I have never seen that error before. Did you compile the code on your Linux Mint OS or copy the executables over from the ISO? Is your Mint OS 32 or 64 bit and what version is it?

The executables were compiled on an openSUSE distro. Not sure of the latest from equinoxe is still using openSUSE.

In your case, just clone the drive via hardware dock or software sine the drives are the same size.

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I downloaded the ISO and ran the installer
OS is 64 bit Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

I have a StarTech clone dock (SDOCK2U313R) which can clone a drive without a computer. I have never tried it with a non-windows drive. So it makes me a bit nervous.

What software would you recommend if not using the dock? Windows software doesnt recognize the Tivo drives.

If using ddrescue is this the right string? : ddrescue -f -n /dev/[baddrive] /dev/[gooddrive] /root/recovery.log

BTW- I have two desktops, a laptop, a work laptop, and too many old motherboards to count....
 

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...If using ddrescue is this the right string? : ddrescue -f -n /dev/[baddrive] /dev/[gooddrive] /root/recovery.log
Try using this GOOGLE Search: ddrescue jmbach site:tivocommunity.com

It will point you to (from Jan 28, 2017):
I believe I used the following when I recovered the Windows drive I mentioned.

ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sda /dev/sdb /media/PNY_usb/rescue.logfile

Note that if you are booting from a CD that you'll need to use a USB flash drive if you want to keep the log file or try to use it for further attempts at recovery (which I did not do).

I was using information from the following 2 webpages.

Guide to Using DDRescue to Recover Data - Technibble

How to Clone Hard Disks with ddrescue | Datarecovery.com

I did use the SystemRescueCD mentioned in the second site but I'm pretty sure that I used the command from the first site.

Scott
Read the two included LINKs and DO NOT USE "-r3".
...What software would you recommend if not using the dock? Windows software doesnt recognize the Tivo drives...
I don't understand why folks insist on using Windows when troubleshooting TiVo HDDs. At the very least use Linux... :rolleyes: ;)
 

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I downloaded the ISO and ran the installer
OS is 64 bit Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

I have a StarTech clone dock (SDOCK2U313R) which can clone a drive without a computer. I have never tried it with a non-windows drive. So it makes me a bit nervous.

What software would you recommend if not using the dock? Windows software doesnt recognize the Tivo drives.

If using ddrescue is this the right string? : ddrescue -f -n /dev/[baddrive] /dev/[gooddrive] /root/recovery.log

BTW- I have two desktops, a laptop, a work laptop, and too many old motherboards to count....
The cloning docks do not care what is on the drive. It does a bit by bit copy.

Did you compile MFSTools on your Linux Mint?
Where did you download MFSTools.

ddrescue for Linux
HDD Raw Copy Tool for Windows.

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The cloning docks do not care what is on the drive. It does a bit by bit copy.

Did you compile MFSTools on your Linux Mint?
Where did you download MFSTools.

ddrescue for Linux
HDD Raw Copy Tool for Windows.

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Thank you very much for the info and all the work put into this project.

I downloaded MFS tools from github. Releases · thess/mfstools
 
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