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PVR-E PRESERVATION

Hello,

NB 3.0 (PVR, and PVR-E)).

 

The house power needs to be shut off tomorrow and I’d like to save my recordings:

 

Would the following be safe?

BEFORE power is shut off:

  1. Unplug PVR box
  2. Unplug PVR-E

AFTER Power is restored:

3. Plug back PVR-E

Finally

4. Plug PVR Box back

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Re: PVR-E PRESERVATION

Hello @YtanyaY

The best solution us to turn off eveything before you unplug them. Even if you do not unplug them, the recordings will safely stay and won't be lost but best thing to do is turn both off and unplug them before turning off the power.

Once the power has been restored you can plug then back in and turn them on!.
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Re: PVR-E PRESERVATION

Hello ,

Thank you for replying!

I forgot to ask about the e-SATA cable.

 

There is no power switch on the PVR-E (which is a "WD My Book AV").

It only has connecting intructions: for a "TiVo DVR".

 

I wonder what would happen if there was an UNexpected power failure if one did not have a UPS (which I don't have)?

 

Thank you again!

 

 

 

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Re: PVR-E PRESERVATION

The devices are suposed to be resiliant enough..
But then again, you never do know.. the sudden stop of the drives when writing, etc..

Its one reason i did put a UPS on my TV/PVR/Expander.


Overall, i would turn off the PVR as much as you can.. not being ON so its not writing anything your watching live. (and not when recording something).
Then uplug the PVR.  With it not accessing anything the expander drive should be pretty idle.
Then unplug the power from it.


Then when setting back up, personally i would.
Plug in the expander power and into the esata.

Then plug in the power into the pvr unit.

 



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Re: PVR-E PRESERVATION

Hello @YtanyaY

Most if not all products / devices should be fine with just doing that.


Turn off the PVR like you would usually do via the power cable then it should just stop at that point. The PVR-E will be on idle aka stopped when the PVR is off.

Once the power has been restored, just plug in the PVR and turn it on. Then u are set!