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How to copy Dish DVR files via USB

This does Not violate DRM protection.
Unknown whether you can format a drive on 1 DVR then copy files recorded on another.
Works fine copying between drives formatted by same DVR.

> Format the destination drive by a Dish DVR
> build a spreadsheet from the origin drive Dish list of events
> one event / row, oldest -> newest descending order

> On a Linux system, connect & mount Dish origin drive
> drive will show a name as a 32 hex character string
> root directory is "DishArc"
> folders underneath are each recorded DVR event
> names are NOT to be changed (don't know why yet)
> names Seem to be in a date derived hex value
> names Seem to be when event was initially recorded
> names are listed in chronological order, oldest -> newest
> open a root terminal
> get into "DishArc" folder (use copy / paste on hex drive name)
> change Only "DishArc" permissions to user read/write (open as root)
> do a "ls > /tmp/List_xxx.txt" (may have to open as root to move/delete)
> go to /tmp and copy List_xxx.txt to a flash drive (Windows formatted works fine)
> open, copy / paste List on spreadsheet system, oldest at top
> -- you now have an event -> folder name list
> (take hex name, convert to dec/4096 & format as date for some idea of name method)

> Connect & mount Dish destination drive
> copy folders, origin -> destination using List as name guide
> slow systems may require copy in / out of system volume
 

BUD_n_Sons

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When you've built a fair to large set of files, replicating is just protection.
Oh, and My Dish DVR 612 is useless without a functional internal drive.
Won't see an external without it, and is brand/model specific for internal.
So to protect your archives isn't trivial, maybe newer isn't so "touchy"
 

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When you've built a fair to large set of files, replicating is just protection.
Oh, and My Dish DVR 612 is useless without a functional internal drive.
Won't see an external without it, and is brand/model specific for internal.
So to protect your archives isn't trivial, maybe newer isn't so "touchy"

Those drives will be visible on a replacement on the same account.
 
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