How to: Copy and Replace Internal Hard Drive

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by marty45714, Sep 25, 2007.

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  1. Sep 8, 2011 #421 of 780
    mocarob

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    I cooled it down and here's the smart scan.
    Most numbers are similiar or the same. including the 55 bad sectors.
    trying to reboot now with dvr and free up space for another remap.
    if its already toast it cant hurt right?
     

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  2. Sep 8, 2011 #422 of 780
    P Smith

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    Yup, the process wasn't finish and drive's FW didn't fixed the 55 sectors.

    Now, that _huge_ number of errors .. Quite not clear for me (that's why I prefer do such job alone and by myself).
    Keep it cool, hold the bag with ice on top of it all time when it powered.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2011 #423 of 780
    mocarob

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    I tried a couple more remaps but failed. (no big surprise)
    It seems to go fine then at different intervals it freaks out. sometimes 25% done/70%/90%.. Then it seems the drive stops communicating properly. Lots of errors. Is it possible the controller board also has a problem? It doesnt happen at the same physical spot on the drive. (since the scan is sequential)

    When copying it would get an input/output error at different intervals during the copy process.. Then it would give the "-r option to resume restore"

    What is that full command?
    I might try to copy once more and when it gives the error / try that command to resume. I hate giving up on these things..
     
  4. Sep 9, 2011 #424 of 780
    mocarob

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    scanning using victoria and mhdd always ends in the ABRT error.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 #425 of 780
    P Smith

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    That's something really bad ...
     
  6. Sep 9, 2011 #426 of 780
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    what is the full command for "-r option to resume restore"
     
  7. Sep 9, 2011 #427 of 780
    P Smith

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    it will not help you - source drive is badly damaged :(
    You could try copy one by one ... see that separate thread how-to
     
  8. mocarob

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    I know my drive is damaged.

    what is the full command for "-r option to resume restore"
    anybody?
     
  9. P Smith

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    I used it once - should be same but only that part after pipe character: | and the param.
     
  10. mocarob

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    So something like:
    xfsdump -J - /mnt/hr20 | xfsrestore -r - /mnt/fap

    thanks for the help
     
  11. P Smith

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    only xfsrestore, no xfsdump
     
  12. jgcecg

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    Notes from a successful upgrade

    When I went to upgrade my HR22 my first attempt using Gparted 04.6.1 failed. It said success but only after a few seconds. I thought that the reason was my computer bios wouldn't recognize the Seagate hard drive in my hr22. When I booted up the computer using Gparted I got the Disk error message. When I looked in Gparted, it said both drives were there. So there was a conflict between Gparted and the bios. I thought that Gparted was wrong.

    So I searched for many reasons for why it wouldn’t be recognized and one post said firmware was the issue. So I was about ready to give up and just replace the drive without copying over my old shows, which most didn’t matter to me anyway, it being the end of the summer, but I tried one last time.

    It worked that time. It took about 2 hours 40 minutes to copy the 500 GB Seagate drive.

    Also there was no need to remove the faceplate, because in the HR22 there is a black plastic bracket comes out easily just by unscrewing it.

    The one other question I have is that on the back of the HR22 the sticker says warrantee will be voided if broken. But from other posts it says that the contract is broken. Where in the contract does it state that?
     
  13. CCarncross

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    If you dont own it they dont want you opening the dvr up, as in a lease which is what a large percentage of users have unless you paid ownership prices for the dvr, which is several hundred more than the $199 or less lease price.
     
  14. jgcecg

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    Where can you buy one?
    i know amazon sells them, but how do you know if it is owned or leased?
     
  15. P Smith

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    Total offtopic !
     
  16. mocarob

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    I'm trying to fix the file system on my old drive so i can copy to a new one..
    When its connected to the dvr it detects an error with the drive and goes into utilities and starts to scan for errors.
    Do you know what type of PC utility is comparable to the one dtv uses? or would it be a linux utility?
    I would rather use my pc to try and fix it so it doesnt tie up the dvr for 8hrs or more. thanks..
     
  17. P Smith

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    Only Linux, you'll need mount it as writable, adding to that it's XFS ... no way to avoid Linux.
     
  18. mocarob

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    got it. do you know the name of a utility that might work and/or a live version of linux that I should use?
    I already tried the xfs repair command. it does it thing for awhile but then errors out. I assume thats different from the dvr scan since that one takes hours. Is that one more like a 'scandisk' ?
     
  19. P Smith

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    xfs_check xfs_repair
    try Ubuntu 11.04
     
  20. aleicgrant

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    ok I am very new at this and a little confused. The power supply on my HR21-700 died yesterday and with it took 200+ hours of HD recordings with it on a 2tb drive. Are you saying I can use this gparted to copy them to another drive on a new DVR? Or have I pretty much lost those recordings

    thanks
     

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