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habs

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I have my unit setup the way I want it and think I should make a backup at this time. Can a Settings Backup be applied to any version of the software currently being run ? I'm using ATV 6.1 but if they increment again will the settings be safely applied ? What is NOT included in settings backup ?

And how do you make a full or image backup ? That might be a pretty good fail-safe should everything get corrupted.

Oh, and is it necessary to mount/unmount the usb stick attached to the unit or is E2 good with hot swap ?
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I see that by default the Settings Backup only saves the Home directory. If I ftp into my box I see this structure /home/root/logs/enigma2_crash_xxxxxxx.log and that's it !

That can't be right ?
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If you click the blue button, you should see:
Software Manager, inside of it will be:
Software Update - Online software update (the daily update if available)
Flash Online - Flash Online a new image (I have not tried this)
Complete Backup - Backup your current image (I have not tried this)
Backup Settings - Backup your current settings
Redtore Settings - Restore settings from a backup
Show default backup files - Show files backed up by default (have not tried)
Select additional backup files - Select additional files to backup (have not tried)
Select excluded backup files - Select files to exclude from backup (have not tried)

Maybe this will help you figure it out?

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habs

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I made a Complete Backup, presumably this is an Image and can be flashed in the same way you flash any image.

As far as the Backup Settings like I said it only points to a log file (by default) which cannot be right.
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I see that by default the Settings Backup only saves the Home directory. If I ftp into my box I see this structure /home/root/logs/enigma2_crash_xxxxxxx.log and that's it !

That can't be right ?

 
That doesn't sound right. 
What did you give as a user name?
When I connect either via SSH, telnet or FTP, I use username root, and I get the full directory structure.

(Having problems uploading images.  The forum apparently reduces the size of the image to the point where it can't be read.  It used to allow you to zoom in, but not now???)


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habs

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That's the same as I see. Now look inside the /home folder do you see /root then /logs ?

The Backup Settings implies it's only saving the /home folder, ie a crash log and no settings.
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That's the same as I see. Now look inside the /home folder do you see /root then /logs ?

The Backup Settings implies it's only saving the /home folder, ie a crash log and no settings.


Oh, I thought you said that what you showed was all that was accessible.

No, on mine,  /home/root/logs is empty. I may have told it not to save logs relating to backups. The actual linux logs are in /var/log.
The actual backups are on the USB hard-drive I have connected, ie in /media/hdd.
They are .tar.gz files.  I didn't try to uncompress them to see what was there.


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Ok I can see on screen the Backup Settings backs up files in the /etc/enigma2 folder in spite of what it says is default.

Since the Full backup worked as advertised I'm going to backup the settings and restore to a clean atv 6.1 and see if anything is missing after restoring the settings.
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The actual backups are on the USB hard-drive I have connected, ie in /media/hdd.
They are .tar.gz files.  I didn't try to uncompress them to see what was there.




Out of curiosity, I downloaded one of the backup files, and uncompressed it.  It basically grabs several files from /etc,  /home, /tmp, and /usr.   Only a small select fraction of the files in those directories, but it DID include the "settings" file.
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After getting a "broken pipe" error I had to set the save location as my usb stick then it saved fine.  Looks like it saves a whole lot more than I thought it did.
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By default I believe it tries to backup to the internal HD, which is a problem if you haven't installed one.


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