Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:51 pm

I have been told ExPVR developer that his tool can read XTV image backups (made by Copy+).
If this is true I can
- make the old disk readable to Copy+ (deleting the folder you pointed out)
- make a backup XTV image with Copy (on a secondary disk)
- use ExPVR to merge contents from the XTV backup into the disk currently running in the new decoder

Correct? :)
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby pcbbc » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:03 pm

blutarsky wrote:I have been told ExPVR developer that his tool can read XTV image backups (made by Copy+).
If this is true I can
- make the old disk readable to Copy+ (deleting the folder you pointed out)
- make a backup XTV image with Copy (on a secondary disk)
- use ExPVR to merge contents from the XTV backup into the disk currently running in the new decoder

Correct? :)
You'll need to ask the ExPVR team that. But in principle, if that is indeed possible, then yes.

Although It's news to me that ExPVR can read legacy format disks:
Are you sure this is NOT just for purposes of extracting recordings?
Are you sure it can read legacy format and do it's own conversion to Darwin EPG entries?
If so that is indeed very clever.

Edit: Although why it should need a image file to do this is beyond me. Image file format is nothing more than a sector by sector dump of a hard drive, so in theory it should be able to do anything it can read from an image file from a physical drive also.
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:05 pm

I'm not sure, I'll need to ask.
In the meanwhile, at least I can save the contents with Copy+!
I'll unprotect the disk and delete the folder FSN_DATA. Once done try again Copy+ and will update this thread.
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:50 pm

Ok!!! Image

Working again! And backing up!

Mate, HUGE THANKS for your precious help
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Small donation to you!
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby pcbbc » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:37 pm

Thank you - but normally I would say wait until you absolutely are sure you have achieved what you want before donating!
Good luck with ExPVR.
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:45 pm

I did mate! Copy+ is working again : -) thanks
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Re: Old disk connected to Darwin decoder: Lost Index!

Postby blutarsky » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:14 pm

Copy completed!

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