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'''Backup and Restore process'''
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You can back-up your system and later restore it to that earlier configuration. The process works by saving a file and then later restore it. That file contains icons for users, rooms, scenarios and floor plans, devices list and settings for each; which are restored using a database dump.
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[[Category:Configuration]]
  
'''How it works'''
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LinuxMCE versions later than 0704 include a mechanism to automatically update themselves.
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==Update from LinuxMCE 1.0 or Pluto to new version of LinuxMCE ==
Using web-admin site go to the Upper menu > Configuration > Backups
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LinuxMCE 1.0 and Pluto versions cannot be directly upgraded to the new version of LinuxMCE.
  
To create a restore point you have to press 'Backup' and then save the file somewhere safe. Remember: download the backup and save it to another pc. Don't let it on your Linux MCE machine because you'll lose it.
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However by following the process listed below, you can make a backup of your configuration settings '''before''' you install the new version of LinuxMCE. Save this backup on a CD (or on another PC).  Then install the new version (which will clean out the hard drive and do a fresh install). Then restore the backup.  LinuxMCE will recognize that it is restoring a backup from a prior version and will import the data.
 
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===Backup your files===
Later after reinstalling the system or in case of failure you can restore the system to that previous state.
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*'''[[LinuxMCE Admin Website]]-->Advanced-->Configuration-->[[Backups]]'''
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*Create a restore point by pressing "Backup" and save the file somewhere safe.
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:Save it to a CD or another PC. If you leave it on your LinuxMCE PC it will be erased when you do the new install.
Use 'Browse' button to locate the backup file and then press 'Restore'.
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===Install your new version of LinuxMCE===
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*You know you want to.
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===Restore your files===
At this time there is a note what tells me that I have to reboot the system i order to install my configuration.
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*'''[[LinuxMCE Admin Website]]-->Advanced-->Configuration-->[[Backups]]'''
'Backup file uploaded, please reboot the machine and be patient, since it will take longer than a normal reboot.'
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*Use 'Browse' button to locate the backup file and then press 'Restore'.
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*'Backup file uploaded, please reboot the machine and be patient, since it will take longer than a normal reboot.' Go ahead and reboot.
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==Troubleshooting==
Reboot the machine and wait for the whole process to finish. After the interface loads you should see your icons and floor plans.
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:I used the restore successfully from a '''Pluto 2.0.0.44''' to a '''LINUX MCE 1.1'''.
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Problem:
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:The restore from '''LINUX MCE 1.0''' to '''LINUX MCE 1.1''' was not complete. I have all the devices working but it didn't restore my icons for users, rooms and floor plans, nor the media bookmarks and play lists.  
I used the restore successfully from a '''Pluto 2.0.0.44''' to a '''LINUX MCE 1.1'''.
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Solution:
What it didn't restore was the bookmarks created for media and the play lists.
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:Bang your head against the wall, drink 5 Jolt Colas, and re-create them all.
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Problem:
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:I installed Pluto 2.0.0.44 and Linux MCE 1.0 with 192.168.80.1 but I used 192.168.86.1 instead when I installed the Linux MCE 1.1. I got TFTP timeout when booting the media directors.
The restore from '''LINUX MCE 1.0''' to '''LINUX MCE 1.1''' was not complete. I have all the devices working but it didn't restore my icons for users, rooms and floor plans; and neither the bookmarks and play lists.
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Solution:
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:If you use 192.168.80.1 for the Pluto 2.0.0.44 (or Linux MCE 1.0) internal network address and you later install Linux MCE 1.1 with 192.168.80.1 you don't need to do anything else.
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:If you use on internal network an address different from '''192.168.80.1''', (i.e. 192.168.86.1) you need to go to '''[[LinuxMCE Admin Website]]-->Advanced -->Network-->[[Network Settings]]''' and hit 'update' button.
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If you use 192.168.80.1 for Pluto 2.0.0.44 or Linux MCE 1.0 internal network address and you later installed Linux MCE 1.1 with 192.168.80.1 you don't need to do anything else.
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<br>If you use on internal network an address not like '''192.168.80.1''', (i.e. 192.168.86.1) you need to go to Upper menu > Advanced > Network > Settings and hit 'update' button. I installed Pluto 2.0.0.44 and Linux MCE 1.0 with 192.168.80.1 but I used 192.168.86.1 instead of 192.168.80.1 when I installed the Linux MCE 1.1 and I got TFTP timeout when booting the media directors.
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Latest revision as of 18:37, 19 October 2012

LinuxMCE versions later than 0704 include a mechanism to automatically update themselves.

Update from LinuxMCE 1.0 or Pluto to new version of LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE 1.0 and Pluto versions cannot be directly upgraded to the new version of LinuxMCE.

However by following the process listed below, you can make a backup of your configuration settings before you install the new version of LinuxMCE. Save this backup on a CD (or on another PC). Then install the new version (which will clean out the hard drive and do a fresh install). Then restore the backup. LinuxMCE will recognize that it is restoring a backup from a prior version and will import the data.

Backup your files

Save it to a CD or another PC. If you leave it on your LinuxMCE PC it will be erased when you do the new install.

Install your new version of LinuxMCE

  • You know you want to.

Restore your files

  • LinuxMCE Admin Website-->Advanced-->Configuration-->Backups
  • Use 'Browse' button to locate the backup file and then press 'Restore'.
  • 'Backup file uploaded, please reboot the machine and be patient, since it will take longer than a normal reboot.' Go ahead and reboot.

Troubleshooting

I used the restore successfully from a Pluto 2.0.0.44 to a LINUX MCE 1.1.

Problem:

The restore from LINUX MCE 1.0 to LINUX MCE 1.1 was not complete. I have all the devices working but it didn't restore my icons for users, rooms and floor plans, nor the media bookmarks and play lists.

Solution:

Bang your head against the wall, drink 5 Jolt Colas, and re-create them all.

Problem:

I installed Pluto 2.0.0.44 and Linux MCE 1.0 with 192.168.80.1 but I used 192.168.86.1 instead when I installed the Linux MCE 1.1. I got TFTP timeout when booting the media directors.

Solution:

If you use 192.168.80.1 for the Pluto 2.0.0.44 (or Linux MCE 1.0) internal network address and you later install Linux MCE 1.1 with 192.168.80.1 you don't need to do anything else.
If you use on internal network an address different from 192.168.80.1, (i.e. 192.168.86.1) you need to go to LinuxMCE Admin Website-->Advanced -->Network-->Network Settings and hit 'update' button.