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  1. #1
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    Need Hinsdale command

    Hey gang-

    I've upgraded Tivos numerous times using Hinsdale, but it seems there is one command I just can't find, though I've read his guide several times. If I just want to copy the OS from my old Tivo drive to a new larger one, but WITHOUT copying recordings and without creating a separate backup file, how do I do it? He does have the instructions on how to do it while keeping recordings, but I don't need to keep the recordings in this case.

    The command to do it while keeping the recordings is:

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hda | mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hdb

    I'm guessing I just need to modify some of the mfsbackup parameters to tell it to skip the recordings, but I ain't sure which ones! Anyone know?

    Thanks much-

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dshinnick View Post
    Hey gang-

    I've upgraded Tivos numerous times using Hinsdale, but it seems there is one command I just can't find, though I've read his guide several times. If I just want to copy the OS from my old Tivo drive to a new larger one, but WITHOUT copying recordings and without creating a separate backup file, how do I do it? He does have the instructions on how to do it while keeping recordings, but I don't need to keep the recordings in this case.

    The command to do it while keeping the recordings is:

    mfsbackup -Tao - /dev/hda | mfsrestore -s 127 -xzpi - /dev/hdb

    I'm guessing I just need to modify some of the mfsbackup parameters to tell it to skip the recordings, but I ain't sure which ones! Anyone know?

    Thanks much-

    Dave
    mfsbackup -f 9999 -so - /dev/hda | mfsrestore -s 127 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdb

    You can omit -r 4 if your hard drive is 300GB or smaller

    older mfstools has couple of bugs so you might want to grab a new one from
    mfslive.org

    new command will be:

    backup -f 9999 -qso - /dev/hda | restore -s 128 -r 4 -xzpi - /dev/hdb

    You can omit -r 4 if your hard drive is 300GB or smaller

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    Very good...thanks.

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