External hard-drive problem on Dreambox 800hd pvr

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Can someone please help...I have an external hdd plugged into my Dm-800hd pvr. When i moved the box and hdd i accidently unplugged usb from hdd and it wiped it clean, now im gutted had loads of 3d films on there and now its empty...Please help.thanks..
 
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Not sure how you know it has been wiped clean?
Have you reformatted the drive?
What happens when you plug it into a PC or laptop, does the laptop or PC read the drive?
 
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Thanks for reply...When i plugged hdd back into Dreambox i went to VIDEO option where the films are stored and it was empty:
 
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Dib79 said:
Thanks for reply...When i plugged hdd back into Dreambox i went to VIDEO option where the films are stored and it was empty:
Have you powered down both units as if you pulled the USB without powering down this could be why you are registering zero content. Try powering both down and up again
 
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I moved both units, and accidently unplugged usb from hdd. My instant reaction was to plug it back in QUICK, then i realised it had been wiped clean...
 
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I don't see how an HDD can be erased as the result of a brief interruption.
 
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Tivù said:
I don't see how an HDD can be erased as the result of a brief interruption.
Me neither
 
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It'll be a Linux formatted disc, no doubt, about which I know very little except that they are very fussy about shut down procedures. I lost all my recordings on my Humax HDR a few years ago when it got its knickers in a twist when I was deleting (in the proper way) some programmes and trying to record at the same time. The programmes were all gone as even using a Linux reader on the hard disc out of the HUmmy there was nothing.
 
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I would plug it into a PC or a laptop (as advised above) and see what's there. You may need to install a program which will read ext3 (Linux) filing system....
 
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Captain Jack said:
I would plug it into a PC or a laptop (as advised above) and see what's there. You may need to install a program which will read ext3 (Linux) filing system....
I use Diskinternals Linux Reader _http://www.diskinternals.com/ (bottom of the page) which enables you to read Linux discs without writing to them. Best of luck!
 
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Thanks for the reply:Thats exactly what i thought..I always thought you could unplug a hdd all the time with no problems, but this one time its wiped it clean..gutted.
 
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Have you tried any of the suggestions we have given you?! Just because the DM isn't showing any files, don't assume that they are, in fact, "gone".

DM could simply be pointing to the wrong path somewhere internally and not at the HDD at all.

Another thing you could do is telnet to the DM, ensure that the hard drive is mounted and then browse to the mounted path....
 
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This happened to me.

Thought i'd lost everything but I unmounted then mounted HDD again and browsed to the correct path and everything was still there.
 
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Was it a Dreambox 800hd pvr?...
 
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Dib79 said:
Was it a Dreambox 800hd pvr?...
His User Profile suggests so .................
 
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yes mate DM800HD PVR
 
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