Edited by Mike Holderfield, 12 February 2010 - 08:18 AM.
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R15 300 hard drive swap/ghost/save!!!!mythtv
Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:33 AM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:58 AM
As to cloning the drive, I was able to do so using a unix dd copy. It took a long time, but it worked. There have been posts with other procedures for copying the drive, but all essentially involve a sector by sector copy (as opposed to a file copy), and may not succeed if the source drive is bad.
Check in the HD receiver forum for threads about replacing/upgrading the hard drive. The basic procedure is the same, and there is a lot of information there.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:03 PM
Edited by Mike Holderfield, 13 February 2010 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:06 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:52 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:30 PM
I don't object to contacting you directly, however I'm not sure that I can offer you any more information than you have already found, or can easily find, in these forums. I did this once, about 3 years ago, with a good R15 drive just to test. I've never tried to recover from a problem dvr or failing drive.
If the DVR is the problem (possible based on your symptoms), there is no recovery. The drive (or a copy of it) will not give you access to the recordings in a different DVR.
These two threads have way more information than I would be able to provide. Take a look at them if you have not already done so.
If that doesn't help and you have some specific question you don't want to post openly, then go ahead and send me a PM through dbstalk.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:52 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:43 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:15 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:25 PM
Today's problems don't worry me, I haven't solved yesterday's yet.
SlimLine-3 Dish w/ SWM16 (HD Service / WHDVR) / Full Setup
HR34-700 / Panasonic TC-P50G25 HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA / Family Room
HR44-700 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom
HR24-100 / Samsung HCM5525W HDTV / Component / Networked - DECA / Bedroom