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Old 02-25-2013, 10:18 PM
greggerm greggerm is offline
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SageTV Server Restore - Validate my process...

So, my WHS server's boot drive decided to poop the bed over the weekend, and I spent the past day or so retooling the machine under Windows 7 (with Drive Bender). All of my video data is still intact - the boot drive had some block failures, but I was able to recover my entire SageTV directory... including my wiz.bin.

Since I have all my video data, I'm collecting it all from the WHS pool locations to a Drive Bender based pool of data. The recorded TV section is the part which I am being most sensitive with.

I have yet to reinstall SageTV, so I'd like to understand the best way to proceed from here. My current plan is to....

-Collect all Recorded TV data into one single directory.
-Install and configure Sage and tuners, and point the recorded TV to that location.
-Shutdown Sage, and replace wiz.bin with my backup copy to "restore" the d/b entries for all my recorded TV.
-Enjoy a happy household once again.

Is this the proper method for handling a system restore with a legacy wiz.bin?
Any gotchas to look out for?


(Wow - When WHS's boot drive fails... eyikes)
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:45 AM
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You should be good. That's what I did when I rebuilt my server. Works great.
SageTV Server: unRAID Docker v9, S2600CPJ, Norco 24 hot swap bay case, 2x Xeon 2670, 64 GB DDR3, 3x Colossus for DirecTV, HDHR for OTA
Living room: nVidia Shield TV, Sage Mini Client, 65" Panasonic VT60
Bedroom: Xiomi Mi Box, Sage Mini Client, 42" Panasonic PZ800u
Theater: nVidia Shield TV, mini client, Plex for movies, 120" screen. Mitsubishi HC4000. Denon X4300H. 7.4.4 speaker setup.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:21 PM
greggerm greggerm is offline
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Thanks for the insight... I'm still in the process of repopulating my data, but I should be installing Sage this afternoon and reconfiguring from there.

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