Moving recordings to Servio

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richardb
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Moving recordings to Servio

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Morning all, I have just installed a Servio to my setup, with a view to replacing the DVR software I currently have running in a docker. I would like to make this process as smooth as possible for those who use the system, so is there a way to move recordings from one DVR to another? The Servio does not seem to expose its storage as a file share, so I can't just drag and drop them over.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Moving recordings to Servio

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I have heard they do intend on having newer firmware to allow moving to servio but i would strongly suggest against such and keep it on your nas... almost nothing worse than 100mbit to move video files around other than streaming as intended.

If I have to move anything to/from a servio, i pop the drive and make sure i have a linux machine (or vm) around that can read/write it.

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Re: Moving recordings to Servio

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Sign carver, thanks for the tip. I have a Linux system and a usb drive interface, so I will try that. As you say, quicker than copying over slow ethernet.

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Re: Moving recordings to Servio

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Just make sure you have anything needed for xfs support... I don't regularly use xfs and it took a little bit to get the packages. The first time I moved files off of it, then put the drive back in the servio, the space was still in use but the files were no longer there then it took me awhile to get the space back but since then I haven't seen the issue again.

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Re: Moving recordings to Servio

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Thanks for the tip. To anyone finding this by search, what I did was this:

- waited until the system was not recording anything
- Powered off the HDHomeRun DVR Docker that the existing recordings were on
- powered off the Servio
- opened the case, removed the hard drive. Not difficult to do, just a few screws
- Attached the HD to a USB to SATA interface.
- Connected the drive to the Linux machine that the Docker was on. That won't work with a Windows machine, as the drive is in XFS format
- Copied the recordings over to the HDHomerun folder on the hard drive.
- Reinstalled the drive to the Servio
- Powered on the Servio

The recordings then appeared under the usual Recorded tab in the HDHomeRun app. I don't think the users even noticed that I had moved anything!

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