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biggsd
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:47 am Reply with quote
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Hi all,
My Toppy crashed the other night helpfully wiping out my MyStuff config (plus backups etc), so its reverted to the default settings.

Some while ago I decommissioned my Asus for another use, but now want to link it to the Toppy again so I can upload all the missing MS files and settings.

I've got ChunkyWizard's guide, but I'm getting stuck following the 'mascat' steps as the link to the Mascat guide no longer works.

Did anyone have the foresight to save a copy before the link went down that they'd be prepared to share?

Thanks in advance,
Dave

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chunkywizard
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:35 pm Reply with quote
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I just had a look and although I have a bunch of files from 2006 when I made the guide I don't have anything on mascat, sorry.

CW

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:04 pm Reply with quote
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As a short term measure, why don't you move your pc near the toppy (or vv) and update it via a USB cable.

If you haven't written anything else on the toppy then I can probably recover most data on the disk (recordings anyway, and, depending on the type of the corruption, perhaps the MyStuff files). I would probably need the disk for about 3 days at my end (you pay the postage!) PM me if you want to do this.

Geoff

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biggsd
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:57 pm Reply with quote
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Guys,
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.

Geoff - I honestly hadn't thought of that (doh!).

I'll copy the MyStuff files onto a laptop and give it a go.

As for the disc recovery, thanks for the offer but there's nothing irreplaceable (in fact, apart from the fact that a crash usually wipes the program files each time, its quite a good way of dumping a load of X Factors, Corries, Emmerdales etc without me being the bad guy by deleting them manually Smile)

I'll try the PC suggestion and see how I get on.

Thanks & regards,
Dave

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:09 pm Reply with quote
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@biggsd

Suggest you rescan the channels (recording from a poor quality mux has been implicated in disks being wiped/corrupted).

When you do scan, please use TopManager/PcControl or ChannelOrganiser B2.?
(do not use B1.2). Scanning by other methods is likely to lead to issues.
Also, don't forget to remove the Pay, Porn, Shopping, Social and Web channels (there are many more channels nowadays and corruption can be caused by having too little free memory).

Geoff

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birdman
Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:02 am Reply with quote
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biggsd wrote:
I've got ChunkyWizard's guide, but I'm getting stuck following the 'mascat' steps as the link to the Mascat guide no longer works.

Did anyone have the foresight to save a copy before the link went down that they'd be prepared to share?
Look's like it's on the Wayback Machine.

Not the URL mentioned in the document, but it's possible that what you want is available on
http://web.archive.org/web/20110225043409/http://www.macsat.com/oldguides/ - specifically:

http://web.archive.org/web/20110225043409/http://www.macsat.com/oldguides/pdf/Oleg_IPKG.pdf

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biggsd
Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:26 pm Reply with quote
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Many thanks to all for the help.

I managed to get it all working again Very Happy , but mostly because I hadn't trashed the USB stick I was using when I had the setup working originally.

I found a similar guide to that found by birdman (taken a copy, thanks), and that filled in the gaps.

For some reason, trying to run MS setup from a laptop and direct USB didn't work, but no matter, all is OK with the world again.

Incidentally, the crash aftermath was weird - the only thing affected was MS - everything else (other TAPs, recordings, timers etc) was untouched. Hey ho...

@Geoff, good advice re: a rescan. I was aware (mostly through observation over the years) that a weak signal could cause a crash, but I haven't rescanned for ages, and I'd completely overlooked the memory challenge posed by all the rubbish channels I don't watch. I will do as you suggest and rescan and prune the fat at the next opportunity (but its Bake Off Final Night so I'm guessing it won't be today Wink )

Thanks again all for taking the time to help,

Best regards,
Dave

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