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Wed, Nov 24, 2021 11:26 PM
How can I launch a defrag of the U-Verse recorder hard drive?
ACE - Professor
Why do you think this is needed? There is no access to any of that type of capability.
You can perform a non destructive factory reset if you think there’s some issue that can be cleared up.
ACE - Expert
The NDR (non destructive disaster recovery) will rebuild the indexes to the content. However, the file system isn't a general purpose one and isn't supposed to really need defragging.
I may be asking for trouble by saying this (knocking on wood now), but I've had a DVR for 12 years that gets moderate to heavy use and I've never done an explicit defrag operation on it. Though I have done an NDR. Many users ago.
How do I run this NDR routine?
Rebuilding the indexes is probably a step in the right direction. I recently deleted a bunch of my recordings to create more available space on that hard drive. Since then, I've noticed that recordings play less smoothly and there are brief halts and skips as it plays. And when I refer to "recordings", of course that also includes "live programs", of which as much as one hour is always being recorded so we can "pause live programs".
Anyway, I suspect a good defrag of the hard drive would clear up these issues, but I've never known of any way to do that. Maybe a reorg of the indexes would be good enough.
Thanks for your help.
There have been a number of threads on how to do it. Look in this one. Hopefully you’ll let us know if the procedure resolved the issue you’ve been facing.
In the post gr8sho references, in step 3 it's called "Non-Disaster Recovery". It should really say "Nondestructive Disaster Recovery". What they term "Disaster Recovery for DVR/Receivers" in the second part should be called "Destructive Disaster Recovery"
The obvious difference between NDR and DDR is the loss of your content.
I chose to use that old thread because it is still relevant while showing the age of the product. I suppose a refresh of official tech notes would be nice…
It's a good thread, with good information. They just didn't use the best of names. I'm glad you linked it.
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