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When you want to quickly flash your receiver and keep your settings, the AutoBackup plugin is a handy tool that will help you restore the necessary settings after a flash procedure.
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=='''Intro'''==
Settings that are being kept are:
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When you quickly want to flash your receiver and keep all your settings, the AutoBackup (as of OpenPLi version 7 it is moved from Applications to Settings -> Auto backup)
All your satellite and bouquet settings, CCcam / Oscam settings, network settings, timer settings, etc. etc. In fact almost all settings.
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is a very handy tool that will help you restore almost everything after a flash procedure. Being saved/restored are:  
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*All your cable/satellite/terrestrial and bouquet settings
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*CCcam/OSCam settings
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*Network settings  
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*Timer settings
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*Picons
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*Some plugins, well the ones that are present in the OpenPLi feeds.
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*Etc.
  
No plugins are being restored.
 
  
'''Beware:''' This tool can only be used when there is <u>no major</u> upgrade has been done in Enigma.. E.g. OpenPLi 4 backup. Restore with OpenPLi 5.
 
  
[[File:Backup-Autobackup-001.jpg||frame|right]]
 
'''<big>Make an Autobackup</big>'''<br />
 
  
Install the Autobackup plugin<br />
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[[File:Backup-Autobackup-001.jpg|frameles|centre|800px]]
  
Select a Backup location. Preferable a '''USB''' device<br />
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=='''How to create an AutoBackup'''== 
Daily automate backup: '''Enable'''<br />
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As of OpenPLi 7 AutoBackup has moved from the plugin browser to '''Main menu > Setup > AutoBackup''', until OpenPLi 6.2 it was present in the plugin browser '''Menu''' > '''Plugins'''<br />
Select a time: e.g. '''04:00'''<br />
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*Select a Backup location, preferable a '''USB''' device<br />
Create Autoinstall: '''off'''<br />
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*Daily automate backup: '''Enable'''<br />
EPG cache backup: '''off'''<br />
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*Select a time: e.g. '''04:00'''<br />
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*Create Autoinstall: '''on'''<br />
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*EPG cache backup: '''off'''<br />
  
To test, select the '''yellow''' button.  
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To test, select the <span style="color:gold;font-size: 100%">    '''yellow Manual'''<span style="color:black;font-size: 100%"> button.  
 
If everything is ok, you see the Last Backup date with a recent timestamp.
 
If everything is ok, you see the Last Backup date with a recent timestamp.
  
<big>'''Use an Autobackup'''</big><br />
 
  
When you want to flash your receiver with a new software, take the following steps:
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=='''How to use AutoBackup'''==
Remove all the USB devices.
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When you want to flash your receiver with OpenPLi, take the following steps:
Make a new USB disk with the image you want to flash your receiver.
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*Manualy make an Autobackup with the option Autoinstall enabled.
During the flash procedure.. Add the removed USB disk. Do this before the flash has been completed.  
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**Create in on a USB stick
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**Or create it on an internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD), when it is present.
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*Remove all the USB devices from you receiver
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*Follow this link [[Supported Receivers | <span style="color:SteelBlue">instruction</span>]] and click on your receiver brand on how to flash.  
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*Flash your receiver with the image
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*After flashing remove the USB stick with the image you flashed it.
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**Insert the USB stick that holds the AutoBackup files,
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**When you have created the AutoBackup on a internal HDD OpenPLi you have to do nothing, OpenPLi will find the AutoBack and restore it.
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*Reboot
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*You will be asked if you want to restore the AutoBackup
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<u>'''Note:'''</u> When for some reason you want to manually restore everything don't use the restore (blue button), but go in to the menu of Auto backup and choose autoinstall, as this will restore not only the config, but also picons and plugins. If you choose the blue button, so restore, it will only restore the config.
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=='''Adding plugins that are not in the Feed eg. installing a IPK during restore'''==
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When there is a plugin you want to be installed during a restore, simply add the desired IPK file in the backup folder. This is of course not needed when the plugin is in the OpenPLi feed.
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Depending the receiver the box will start immediately after flashing. During the first installation when a backup file is found on the USB stick a question is asked whether you wish to restore the previous backup. The default choice is 'yes'. Now the installation process will restore the receiver with the settings that are known before you flashed your receiver. In case you chose 'no' the box is flashed without restoring a previous backup, so you have to setup the box by yourself. In some cases it is better to perform a clean flash to avoid that errors are restored.
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'''(*1)''' <u>Remark..</u> ''You can also put the image on the existing USB disk, but you will need to remove the image file after your flash procedure. If you don't do this, your receiver will be re-flashed if you update your receiver through the software-update option.''

Latest revision as of 16:22, 28 April 2022

Intro

When you quickly want to flash your receiver and keep all your settings, the AutoBackup (as of OpenPLi version 7 it is moved from Applications to Settings -> Auto backup) is a very handy tool that will help you restore almost everything after a flash procedure. Being saved/restored are:

  • All your cable/satellite/terrestrial and bouquet settings
  • CCcam/OSCam settings
  • Network settings
  • Timer settings
  • Picons
  • Some plugins, well the ones that are present in the OpenPLi feeds.
  • Etc.



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How to create an AutoBackup

As of OpenPLi 7 AutoBackup has moved from the plugin browser to Main menu > Setup > AutoBackup, until OpenPLi 6.2 it was present in the plugin browser Menu > Plugins

  • Select a Backup location, preferable a USB device
  • Daily automate backup: Enable
  • Select a time: e.g. 04:00
  • Create Autoinstall: on
  • EPG cache backup: off


To test, select the yellow Manual button. If everything is ok, you see the Last Backup date with a recent timestamp.


How to use AutoBackup

When you want to flash your receiver with OpenPLi, take the following steps:

  • Manualy make an Autobackup with the option Autoinstall enabled.
    • Create in on a USB stick
    • Or create it on an internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD), when it is present.
  • Remove all the USB devices from you receiver
  • Follow this link instruction and click on your receiver brand on how to flash.
  • Flash your receiver with the image
  • After flashing remove the USB stick with the image you flashed it.
    • Insert the USB stick that holds the AutoBackup files,
    • When you have created the AutoBackup on a internal HDD OpenPLi you have to do nothing, OpenPLi will find the AutoBack and restore it.
  • Reboot
  • You will be asked if you want to restore the AutoBackup


Note: When for some reason you want to manually restore everything don't use the restore (blue button), but go in to the menu of Auto backup and choose autoinstall, as this will restore not only the config, but also picons and plugins. If you choose the blue button, so restore, it will only restore the config.

Adding plugins that are not in the Feed eg. installing a IPK during restore

When there is a plugin you want to be installed during a restore, simply add the desired IPK file in the backup folder. This is of course not needed when the plugin is in the OpenPLi feed.



(*1) Remark.. You can also put the image on the existing USB disk, but you will need to remove the image file after your flash procedure. If you don't do this, your receiver will be re-flashed if you update your receiver through the software-update option.