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Solved: Questions about home backup
20th Aug, 2016, 12:58 PM
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Questions about home backup
Hi,
I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer for me. Do you unzip the *.img.gz file before placing it in put_here_to_restore or do you leave it zipped? Also, can you save the restore file (*.img.gz) to a fat32 usb drive?

The reason I ask is because today I tried restoring my home backup file 3 or 4 times, placing the *.img.gz file in the put_here_to_restore folder, and it didn't work. Once I placed the file in the folder a few seconds later Xbian totally shutdown. I turned it back on... it booted back into Kodi...but nothing had changed. Is there something I'm not doing properly?

BTW, I'm a LibreELEC convert. Xbian is really nimble. I'm surprised that I like it so well.

I'm running a Pi3 with a Sandisk Extreme 16 gig SD card. I'm using the latest Xbian Pi3 version.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Bob
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20th Aug, 2016, 08:43 PM
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RE: Questions about home backup
(20th Aug, 2016 12:58 PM)Trespasser Wrote:  Hi,
I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer for me. Do you unzip the *.img.gz file before placing it in

No

Quote:put_here_to_restore or do you leave it zipped? Also, can you save the restore file (*.img.gz) to a fat32 usb drive?

Leave it as it is. Do not modifiy it. You can copy this file for backup to each place you want

Quote:The reason I ask is because today I tried restoring my home backup file 3 or 4 times, placing the *.img.gz file in the put_here_to_restore folder, and it didn't work. Once I placed the file in the folder a few seconds later Xbian totally shutdown. I turned it back on... it booted back into Kodi...but nothing had changed. Is there something I'm not doing properly?

Could you please describe what you are doing exactly?. This sounds like an issue I already solved months ago.

Perhaps you have an power supply issue. I had to change this at one of my RPi1 I used for more than two years. This operation requires a lot of (CPU-)power

Quote:BTW, I'm a LibreELEC convert. Xbian is really nimble. I'm surprised that I like it so well.

I'm running a Pi3 with a Sandisk Extreme 16 gig SD card. I'm using the latest Xbian Pi3 version.

Image from this weekend?
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20th Aug, 2016, 08:55 PM
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RE: Questions about home backup
Just tested this function again: absolutely no problem
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20th Aug, 2016, 11:43 PM
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RE: Questions about home backup
Hi Nachteule,
The name of the image I downloaded was Xbian_Latest_rp3.img.gz. I downloaded this file no more than 2 or 3 days ago.

Have a good one.

Bob
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21st Aug, 2016, 04:20 AM
Post: #5
RE: Questions about home backup
Hi Nachteule,
I found out what was causing my problem. I had been supplying power to my Pi3 via a cable to my TV's usb port. Once I connected the original power supply (2.5 amps) it restored my home backup image just fine.

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

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Bob
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21st Aug, 2016, 05:26 AM
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RE: Questions about home backup
Fine, so we can set this thread to solved Smile
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