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Auto Transfer goes crazy; starts re-transferring shows


ssan

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I've noticed that occasionally, the Automatic Transfers I've setup start randomly transferring shows that have already been transfered to my computer. It seems like it's triggered when there's a legitimate new recording of a show that I've setup an Auto Transfer for; I'll notice that other Auto Transfer items are in the pending list that I know I'm "up to date" with - I also have clicked over to the TiVo Recordings list and verified it exists there, and I've also verified that a .tivo file exists on my HDD.

 

On at least one occasion, a re-transfer was queued up for a file I had cleared from my Now Playing list - but still existed in the 'Recently Deleted' folder -- sheesh!

 

This is particularly annoying because once a show starts transferring, I have to let it stop - otherwise it'll overwrite the existing show with a partially complete re-transfer. So I have to deal with a rogue app deciding it wants to transfer, say, a 1.5G file at the whopping 1MB/sec throughput I get from my Series2 NIC. :P

 

This problem would be solved if there was a configurable option for TiVo Transfer to prompt if it detected it was going to overwrite an existing file/show, at least that way it wouldn't just start overwriting data on my HDD without me telling it to. But until TiVoToGo is updated...

 

Has anyone experienced this problem? Any suggestions on a workaround or solution?

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I have seen the same thing.

First it crashes when I open the app. after several reattempts, it works (sorta)

As you said, it will download my Auto transfers, but as it finishes downloading a file, it readds the file at the bottom of the list to be re downloaded. If I leave the computer unnattended, it just downloads in 1 big continuous loop, never ending. I, like you, have to manually delete the readded files before the download again and overwrite my good downloads.

 

I've noticed that occasionally, the Automatic Transfers I've setup start randomly transferring shows that have already been transfered to my computer. It seems like it's triggered when there's a legitimate new recording of a show that I've setup an Auto Transfer for; I'll notice that other Auto Transfer items are in the pending list that I know I'm "up to date" with - I also have clicked over to the TiVo Recordings list and verified it exists there, and I've also verified that a .tivo file exists on my HDD.

 

On at least one occasion, a re-transfer was queued up for a file I had cleared from my Now Playing list - but still existed in the 'Recently Deleted' folder -- sheesh!

 

This is particularly annoying because once a show starts transferring, I have to let it stop - otherwise it'll overwrite the existing show with a partially complete re-transfer. So I have to deal with a rogue app deciding it wants to transfer, say, a 1.5G file at the whopping 1MB/sec throughput I get from my Series2 NIC. :P

 

This problem would be solved if there was a configurable option for TiVo Transfer to prompt if it detected it was going to overwrite an existing file/show, at least that way it wouldn't just start overwriting data on my HDD without me telling it to. But until TiVoToGo is updated...

 

Has anyone experienced this problem? Any suggestions on a workaround or solution?

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I'm having the exact same problem. It appears that the software loses whatever data it uses to keep track of what shows have already been dowloaded in an auto-transfer. This is very frustrating. Since these posts haven't been responded to I'm going to try to open a support request.

 

NOTE: make sure you're using the newest version of TiVo ToGo. In a TiVo.com forum they said this was supposed to be fixed in the latest version. I am using the newest version so obviously it wasn't fixed.

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