If the hard drive in my TiVo box is failing, is it possible to clone it the a healthy replacement drive before it fails???
This is a standard practice with PC drives, and would allow me to keep all current recordings....
Thank you for your message, I'm sorry to read that you think the hard drive is failing. If you can elaborate a little more on the issue I can help you.
After running some diagnostics I can't see any detectable issues with the hard drive inside the TiVo.
I was able to see that you EPG data was a bit out of date and if you can try the below method, that should help bring it up to date:-
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Thanks for following up. Had an engineer out yesterday who replaced the unit.
I'll try the wee update that you suggest as a matter of course.
There is NO way that I am suggesting this, but if you have a LINUX or UNIX box available, I have heard that you can clone the HD.
Cheers for the reply, we'd love to know how you got on in the end after the update, it's worked a treat for me in the past.
If you need any more help, please let me know.
Nearly a major issue...the engineer never knew anything about copying series links etc....spoke to a more senior engineer, who claimed it wasn't possible.
I showed the engineer, thus thread and after a quick search, found a VM FAQ, but still no link to copy. A further search revealed the tivo\boxcopy web link.
Series links then all copied perfectly.
Happy camper now.... although my daughter wasn't happy at losing 170 episodes of Dance Mom's.....
I would think in this day & age, it isn't to difficult to allow some method of backing up/restoring recorded programmes.
DarthTer wrote:I would think in this day & age, it isn't to difficult to allow some method of backing up/restoring recorded programmes.
It is technically possible. But a plethora of copyright regulations & Virgins agreements with the broadcasters dont allow it.
Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile
Thanks for taking the time to get back to us, I'm glad to hear that the new box is working as it should so far and we'll be here should you need any assistance with these issues moving forward.
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