[Release] XBMC Backup

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Fantastic. Thanks for your help. I'll try this out.
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I wonder if anyone can help me out.
I did a back up of XBMC on my android Tablet.
I thought i would copy the backup to my midnight TV box with linux and xbmc on.
When i try to restore the back up from the tablet onto my midnight tv box the back up does not show within the restore menu on xbmc back up.
Am i doing something wrong ?
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Hi Rob

I have a Pivos Xios Ds running Frodo 12.2 linux with my data on a sd xbmc-data folder and want to restore these settings to Pivos Xios Xs running Gotham 13.0.. Can this be done. Last time I attempted this was about 8 months ago with atv2 to the ds and when I tried to access any files it gave me an error message saying something like files could not be found would you like to delete this file. I know it has something to do with the path but how do I fix this problem. Last time I rescanned the content but could not find a way to save my Marked Watched.
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(2014-08-07 20:31)jacko5 Wrote:  I wonder if anyone can help me out.
I did a back up of XBMC on my android Tablet.
I thought i would copy the backup to my midnight TV box with linux and xbmc on.
When i try to restore the back up from the tablet onto my midnight tv box the back up does not show within the restore menu on xbmc back up.
Am i doing something wrong ?

I'll need a debug log. Could be a number of things. Just shooting from the hip make sure you've set the remote folder to be the root directory of your restore points - not the actual restore point folder. When you pick "restore" it will search that folder for all the dated folders and display a list.

(2014-08-08 02:43)spager Wrote:  Hi Rob

I have a Pivos Xios Ds running Frodo 12.2 linux with my data on a sd xbmc-data folder and want to restore these settings to Pivos Xios Xs running Gotham 13.0.. Can this be done. Last time I attempted this was about 8 months ago with atv2 to the ds and when I tried to access any files it gave me an error message saying something like files could not be found would you like to delete this file. I know it has something to do with the path but how do I fix this problem. Last time I rescanned the content but could not find a way to save my Marked Watched.

A debug log would help here too. The addon shouldn't ever ask you if you want to delete a file - that isn't programmed anywhere in the code. One thing to remember if you are going from 12.2 to 13.0 and want to save your database information, including watched status. The database versions are going to be different so you are restoring a 12 version of the database to a 13 install. You'll want to restore the database, shutdown XBMC, and then delete the 13 database that already exists. This will force XBMC to recreate the database on startup and it will find the 12 version and then upgrade that to the 13 one. If you don't do this you'll restore the database and it won't actually do anything.
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Thanks Rob

Ok the Backup addon did not give the error it was the ds when I tried to access a file, as you said it did not do any thing and it asked me if I wanted to delete the file I did this 8 months ago and they were both on Frodo 12.0 I believe, (apple tv2 to ds) the restore sent my data over.but because it was apple tv to ds the file do not see the path so it asked me if I wanted to delete the file. I hope this make sense to you.

Now I think I understand what you are saying about deleting the files when shut down but the Xs does not have the same path as the ds using a msd card, it uses internal memory. Will this cause the same issue I had before and how do I delete the 13 files when the xs is shut down..If you could give me step by step directions I would be very grateful as I spent almost the whole weekend 8 months ago and still could not save my Marked Watched. I am all in to figure this out but need direction.
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I thought I posted this question here, but is it possible to just restore your data from a backup? I am afraid one of my addons is keeping me from installing another, and what I need to restore is my links to my harddrive, which contains my son's favorite shows and movies.
Thanks in advance
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(2014-08-08 16:35)robweber Wrote:  
(2014-08-07 20:31)jacko5 Wrote:  I wonder if anyone can help me out.
I did a back up of XBMC on my android Tablet.
I thought i would copy the backup to my midnight TV box with linux and xbmc on.
When i try to restore the back up from the tablet onto my midnight tv box the back up does not show within the restore menu on xbmc back up.
Am i doing something wrong ?

I'll need a debug log. Could be a number of things. Just shooting from the hip make sure you've set the remote folder to be the root directory of your restore points - not the actual restore point folder. When you pick "restore" it will search that folder for all the dated folders and display a list.

(2014-08-08 02:43)spager Wrote:  Hi Rob

I have a Pivos Xios Ds running Frodo 12.2 linux with my data on a sd xbmc-data folder and want to restore these settings to Pivos Xios Xs running Gotham 13.0.. Can this be done. Last time I attempted this was about 8 months ago with atv2 to the ds and when I tried to access any files it gave me an error message saying something like files could not be found would you like to delete this file. I know it has something to do with the path but how do I fix this problem. Last time I rescanned the content but could not find a way to save my Marked Watched.

A debug log would help here too. The addon shouldn't ever ask you if you want to delete a file - that isn't programmed anywhere in the code. One thing to remember if you are going from 12.2 to 13.0 and want to save your database information, including watched status. The database versions are going to be different so you are restoring a 12 version of the database to a 13 install. You'll want to restore the database, shutdown XBMC, and then delete the 13 database that already exists. This will force XBMC to recreate the database on startup and it will find the 12 version and then upgrade that to the 13 one. If you don't do this you'll restore the database and it won't actually do anything.

Do I delete the files that are in the video/files or do go to files/ add video and delete using browse?
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I have tried 2 times ounce 8 months ago and now. Both times I received a comment but not very detailed to help me solved my issue and no follow up.. I am trying to get my Mark Watched to follow a new device Pivos Ds with msd card to Pivos Xs internal memory, as well as new xbmc platform Frodo to Gotham. Is it possible to do this and can you give me a step by step direction.
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-15 04:59 by spager.)
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(2014-08-09 05:28)startreksuite Wrote:  I thought I posted this question here, but is it possible to just restore your data from a backup? I am afraid one of my addons is keeping me from installing another, and what I need to restore is my links to my harddrive, which contains my son's favorite shows and movies.
Thanks in advance

Not sure what you mean by "data". Do you mean the databases that contain your libraries or the actual video/music files? The databases can be configured for a regular backup/restore. This addon is not meant for your actual video/music files but I suppose you could use the custom directory options for this in theory. Seems like a waste though since these files are sure to be huge and you're going to transfer them all each and every time you do a backup. I guess the short answer here is that anything that is on the list of stuff you can backup in the addon settings can also be restored.

(2014-08-08 23:48)spager Wrote:  Thanks Rob

Ok the Backup addon did not give the error it was the ds when I tried to access a file, as you said it did not do any thing and it asked me if I wanted to delete the file I did this 8 months ago and they were both on Frodo 12.0 I believe, (apple tv2 to ds) the restore sent my data over.but because it was apple tv to ds the file do not see the path so it asked me if I wanted to delete the file. I hope this make sense to you.

Now I think I understand what you are saying about deleting the files when shut down but the Xs does not have the same path as the ds using a msd card, it uses internal memory. Will this cause the same issue I had before and how do I delete the 13 files when the xs is shut down..If you could give me step by step directions I would be very grateful as I spent almost the whole weekend 8 months ago and still could not save my Marked Watched. I am all in to figure this out but need direction.

(2014-08-09 17:43)spager Wrote:  Do I delete the files that are in the video/files or do go to files/ add video and delete using browse?

(2014-08-15 00:46)spager Wrote:  I have tried 2 times ounce 8 months ago and now. Both times I received a comment but not very detailed to help me solved my issue and no follow up.. I am trying to get my Mark Watched to follow a new device Pivos Ds with msd card to Pivos Xs internal memory, as well as new xbmc platform Frodo to Gotham. Is it possible to do this and can you give me a step by step direction.

I really can't give you step by step directions as I don't own any of these products. I have no idea how the file systems are set up or even how XBMC is set up to run on them - I'm assuming it's just running the Android app since the Pivos is an Android product from what I can remember. You don't need to have the whole unit off to delete the files you need, just make sure XBMC isn't running. I would suggest you post your specific problem in the General Support thread as this is really outside the scope of the addon and is dealing more with upgrading XBMC. Plus, you'll probably find more people with the same hardware you have that can provide specific instructions.

As an alertnative to all this work why not just export your entire library from device A (Frodo) and then on device B install Gotham and re-scan the whole thing? You can use the advancedsettings tag <importwatchedstate> to make sure your watched status comes across. Will probably be a lot easier to do this in the long run.
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Data as in links to my external hard drive video files and thumbnails.
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You should just be able to restore you video library, thumbnail files, and sources (config) files. These are essentially what "link" xbmc to these media items.
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