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Has anyone setup an external HD and then connected a second external HD to backup the first (Directv HD DVR)?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Weaknees advertises a dual drive expansion with mirroring on the second drive.
 

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P Smith said:
Suggestion is to read "Copy..." threads here.
I think the OP is asking about mirroring.

If not then backing up would require removal of drive, dual sata hookup, copying, and reinstalling drive.
 

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There are a few hardware raid solutions that would mirror the drives if one fails. he other option is to manually copy the drives periodically, but of course you are always at risk of losing the recordings since the last copy. The hardware RAID solution must look like a single drive to the DVR, with no additional software/drivers required. Many of the less expensive RAID enclosures actually are done through software in the OS, which is not possible with thw closed OS of the current DVR's.
 

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Know that mirroring can't protect you from the DVR itself failing. Regrettably, DIRECTV offers no transfer option.

You need to make sure that mirroring imposes minimal impact on the write performance of the system as suitability is based heavily on write performance.
 

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Harsh beat me to it.

Not to mention that the drive is not the only weak spot.

If the DVR dies the recordings become useless AFAIK.

Mirroring drives reduces the likelihood of losing everything, However DVRs die too so.....
 

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TBoneit said:
Harsh beat me to it.

Not to mention that the drive is not the only weak spot.

If the DVR dies the recordings become useless AFAIK.

Mirroring drives reduces the likelihood of losing everything, However DVRs die too so.....
You can Replace the Power Supply Unit which is normally what Fails if it is Not the case of a Bad Hard Drive.
 

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Go Noles booo Irish!
Yes, Go NOLES!!!

Watching them now. We have a lot of young Freshman on the Offensive Line so it will be interesting to see how they do. I think we will be really Good next year probably in the Top Ten if we don't get a lot of key injuries.
 

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Thanks Richierich for the link to your post. Much appreciated!
Here is the Link to that Entire Thread, this is Page 4 but you can also perform an Advanced Search on DS3RPRO as a Keyword and see other comments from me and others about RAID Enclosures.

http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2294531#post2294531

I also have the DS3RPRO for Sale as I have replaced the Internal Drives on my Owned DVRs with 2 TB Internal Drives.

PM me if interested.
 

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elwaylite said:
I used to sweat a failure, but not anymore. Anything thats lost can be either ignored :), gotten off Amazon or Netflix.
Replacing my HD copy of the 2008 Olympics opening ceremony doesn't seem like an option and it is certainly a keeper.
 
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