"Error playing a recording" after image restore...
First off, I've been reading (read: lurking) a lot here over the past year or so, and I tried searching for a solution to my problem, but have found nothing thus far...
First some background:
I had a DSR6K with single 40gb drive, running 25xtreme. I recently purchased an extra, Maxtor 60gb 5400rpm, hard drive that I wanted to add on as a Tivo B drive (and hopefully not lose any recordings in the process)....
What I did:
I placed my Tivo A drive into my PC, booted up with 25xtreme, and immediately made a backup image using: "mfstool backup -6so ..." Everything appeared to backup correctly (no error messages, and I got a ~135mb file so it seemed about right). I read a LOT about what to do to add JUST a new B drive, and I finally came to the conclusion that I just needed to run "mfstool mfsadd -x /dev/Tivo'sA /dev/Tivo'sB" (using the correct drive IDs of course). After I did that and placed my drives back into my DTivo, I got to "Almost there..." and then the tivo would just reboot and repeat that process over and over again.
Long story short:
I have restored the image to my Tivo A drive, and just run BlessTivo on the new B drive, and now my tivo works and reports only 77 hours (40gb + 60gb). If I try to run mfsadd on them, it shows success and claims 102hours, but when I put the drives back into my tivo I get the same rebooting problem.
I'm okay with the 77 hours for now, my real concern is that about 80% of my recordings now show "Error playing recording". I have even restored the backup and placed it back in just a single drive setup (like it was when I first backed it up), and I get the exact same error! I couldn't care less about my thumbs ratings or my season passes, but I had almost the entire first season of Scrubs on that drive and I wanted to extract them to DVDs at some point [I don't have a turbonet yet].
While searching through this site, I saw a few people mentioning noscramble.o, but I don't believe that's the problem since I don't have that file anywhere on my DTivo (at least it's not in /lib/modules, and i've gone through almost every other dir without finding it...), nor do I see why it would suddenly be a problem considering I get this error even after restoring the backup image and changing absolutely nothing.
Is there ANY way to salvage these recordings (preferably so that I could watch them on my tivo again, but I'll settle for just buying a turbonet and being able to extract them too)?
Thanks in advanced!
P.S. - I was planning on just running 25xtreme again (once I solve this problem) on both the 40gb + 60gb drive in order to get the full capacity up and going...
P.P.S. - Anyone happen to have any episodes of Scrubs they've already extracted? I'd gladly pay for shipping + your time. =o)
Ouch! Not the news I was HOPING to hear, but it makes perfect sense (and it's always nicer to have a definitive answer). Of all the how-tos I read, I must have just missed any mention of default backup not including all streams.
Oh well, live and learn (after all, it's only tv... right?). Thanks for the quick reply!
...now to find someone that has all the Scrubs episodes, so I can put this 3mbit cablemodem connection to work!