Talk:Backup your original Hard Drive

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I've come up with the following md5's for the img files generated on this page... can somebody confirm if theirs are the same? The restore image should be the same no?

a2e6e56a52082bc3cef17b38ad9d9279  EFI.img
82013f26e055d81b5c385d36e4574e4f  OSBoot.img
979815c5c1b77437b73427e8ca2e6a11  OS.img
998617ae89e0e75e249cf97fb606ac69  Partition.img

What does this article assume?

Thanks for providing such a great service.

I'm new to hacking the AppleTV but do know unix command line stuff. What this article doesn't say is what the physical configuration is at the time of the backup.

1. Is the drive in the AppleTV? If so, how do you reach the command line on the AppleTV? What are you backing up to?

2. Is the hard drive removed from the AppleTV and connected to another computer? (I suspect this is true but would like to know for sure.) If this is true, please give details or point to one or more articles that tells me how to remove the AppleTV hard drive and connect it to another computer.

  • I'm curious about the backup times also, only because the compressed backup section says that this will take about an hour "depending on your machine". Perhaps we should add estimated times for USB and firewire dd runs also, since my USB drive backup is doing 80mb/minute, meaning about 8-9 hours (without running through gzip). As for your wondering how to remove the HD and get it on the computer, there is a link at the top of the page to the engadget disassembly instructions. Hellotoothpaste 03:51, 31 March 2007 (CEST)

You should mention that WinDD doesn't let you dump to a file. --Robertfullarton 03:26, 11 May 2007 (CEST)