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    Backup system questions

    I'm wondering if it is possible to say backup a system, then restore it on another Zee, with all events, virtual devices made etc?
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    #2
    I would only restore the Config folder - that would contain the HS database and the configuration settings.
    HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
    79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
    Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
    Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
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      #3
      So how can i backup events and virtual devices to take to another system?
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        #4
        Ah - under Tools -> Setup. The General tab has a backup/restore option...
        HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
        79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
        Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
        Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
        HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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          #5
          So that will backup all? Thats great.
          Certified installer for HomeSeer, Control4, KNX and Eaton/xComfort

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            #6
            Iv tried making a "setup" that i backed up now. there are no devices in this system for now, only vitual devices and events.

            What is the best way to "reset" the device so i can test if this works like i want it or if something will be missing?
            Certified installer for HomeSeer, Control4, KNX and Eaton/xComfort

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              #7
              The zee has a factory.sh located in the homeseer root folder. This will reset it to factory level.

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              HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
              79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
              Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
              Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
              HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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                #8
                And how do i use this?
                Certified installer for HomeSeer, Control4, KNX and Eaton/xComfort

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                  #9
                  You'll need PuTTY or any other SSH utility.
                  Login as user homeseer
                  cd /usr/local/HomeSeer
                  ./factory.sh

                  Alternately, you can follow this thread - it even has a link to the original Zee image:
                  http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=163616
                  HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
                  79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
                  Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
                  Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
                  HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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                    #10
                    I tried this. but seems like it does not work.
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                      #11
                      Did you shutdown homeseer first?

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                      HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
                      79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
                      Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
                      Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
                      HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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                        #12
                        OK after a restart here its empty. But if i restore the backup i dont get any events or virtual devices back :/

                        EDIT: My fault i didnt properly restart the unit after.
                        Last edited by U5tabil; March 14, 2015, 05:06 AM.
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                          #13
                          I have another question for backup. Iv added pictures to status of different stuff. If i backup in system will it bring with me icons etc? From the size of the files it doesnt seem to be included with the pictures.

                          What is the best way to backup the whole thing if i want to transfer everything to a new Zee by example?
                          Certified installer for HomeSeer, Control4, KNX and Eaton/xComfort

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                            #14
                            You are correct. A backup of the configuration in the HS GUI will not save any images you have added - those live under the html\images folder.

                            You have a few options:

                            --Image the SD card using Win32DiskImager. You should do this anyway to keep a good working image on-hand for disaster/recovery.

                            --Use WinSCP to copy the entire /usr/local/HomeSeer folder from your Zee to a folder on your PC, then copy it up to another Zee. Login as root for downloading and uploading.

                            --Use my backup script which only backs up the /usr/local/HomeSeer folder. Login as homeseer when running the script. Login as root to restore it.
                            http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=12
                            HS4Pro Running on a Raspberry Pi4
                            79 Z-Wave Nodes, 131 Events, 383 Devices
                            Z-Wave, UPB, WiFi
                            Plugins: EasyTrigger, weatherXML, OMNI, Z-Wave, Tuya, Device History
                            HSTouch Clients: 3 Android, 1 Joggler

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by rmasonjr View Post
                              You are correct. A backup of the configuration in the HS GUI will not save any images you have added - those live under the html\images folder.

                              You have a few options:

                              --Image the SD card using Win32DiskImager. You should do this anyway to keep a good working image on-hand for disaster/recovery.

                              --Use WinSCP to copy the entire /usr/local/HomeSeer folder from your Zee to a folder on your PC, then copy it up to another Zee. Login as root for downloading and uploading.

                              --Use my backup script which only backs up the /usr/local/HomeSeer folder. Login as homeseer when running the script. Login as root to restore it.
                              http://board.homeseer.com/showpost.p...9&postcount=12
                              Thank you for quick and good reply. This will save me for a lot of work for sure.
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