Transfer Between Tablos

#1

Is there a third party app that transfers shows between Tables? I have a 4 tuner and a Quad and I’d like to transfer shows to the Quad.

#2

Update both the old and new Tablo to 2.2.6, then do this.

#3

I understand you don’t have the answer, are there reports of users successfully doing this?

I’ve read this in the past, and seen it posted a few times. Find it great feature, but is does sound a bit advanced. Many struggle with moving files between drive - yes unsupported. Yet many know it’s relatively painless, and works.

I’m not trying to promote file transfer between drives, I understand hardware requirements limits etc, just curious are users finding a simple step by step process to swap tablos? (or is it a trade secret)

#4

The procedure did not work for me. I had already set up my Quad, so I did a factory reset. After plugging in the USB drive from my 4 tuner, the LED on the Quad is supposed to blink, indicating data is being transferred. It did not blink and no data was transferred.

#5

Is your new Quad running the new 2.2.26 firmware? It has not been rolled out to everyone yet.

Also did you follow all the steps like rebooting the original / old Tablo with the drive connected to it?

#6

My new Quad received 2.2.6 yesterday afternoon. I followed all the steps for my 4 tuner and for the Quad, after I did a factory reset.

#7

Contact Tablo Support directly, they should be able to walk you through a step by step. Either open a Support Ticket or call them.

#8

Does the original 4-Tuner have 2.2.26 as well?

If not, you’ll need to wait till they both do.

If you did, give us a ring or drop us a note and we can see what’s happening.

#9

Yes, both the Quad and the 4 tuner are at 2.2.6. I will drop support a note.

#10

Opened support ticket yesterday. No response yet.

#11

If you respond to a support ticket without Tablo Support responding it puts you back at the end of the queue.

#12

I opened the ticket, received an email from support and have not heard anything after that.

#13

Hopefully they will get back to you soon. They might be a little behind with the new firmware rollout. Unfortunately I can’t advise you in this topic beyond what is in the guide since I haven’t done it.

If there is a problem and you leave the drive attached to the new Tablo overnight you could end up losing data. I’m sure you know that from the guide but I feel like it’s worth repeating.

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