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-- Upgrade did not expand capacity (http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=181700)


Posted by aklock on 06-26-2004 12:12 AM:

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There's no way to keep your recordings AND expand AND remain in a single-drive configuration (although you can do any two of those three things). -Robert S.


Ran into this same issue yesterday. An update would be very helpful to those who are upgrading a second time. I suspect there will continue to be quite a few folks who run into this when replacing an aging drive.

I replaced a flaky 120gb drive with a new 160gb. I wanted to preserve my recordings so I ran into the partition table limitation of a second upgrade. The 160gb is now up and running but of course only indicates 108 hours of capacity.

From what I can gather the only way for my to expand the 160 (or at least the first 137gb of it) and still preserve my recordings would be to add a second drive.

If I add a "B" will the 160 expand to its capacity? I am assuming I could just use the following command from Hinsdale:

mfsadd -x /dev/hdY /dev/hdZ

What is the current thinking about running a 2 drive system? I have run 2 drive systems in the past without incident. But I figured a single drive would be "safer" since there is one less thing to break...


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