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    HS4 PI Backup

    Is there any way to back up the HS4 PI tp my PC? If I set the location to say D:/Data/Homeseer it doesn't see the drive.

    #2
    Originally posted by sndflea View Post
    Is there any way to back up the HS4 PI tp my PC? If I set the location to say D:/Data/Homeseer it doesn't see the drive.
    Drive letters don't mean anything to Linux.

    You'll need to install Samba on your Pi and use that to mount a shared drive from your PC. You can then backup to the shared drive.

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      #3
      I am not familiar with Samba but will research it. Thank You

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        #4
        I have to ask: it's been a while since I ran the Pi-only version of HS4, but I assume this function is included: why can't you sign into your HS4 system on your Windows computer's web browser, run HS4's backup function, then save a copy of the backup on your PC? The save-the-backup procedure is not intuitive, but it's there.

        Backup by clicking "BACKUP NOW".
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        Then, click "LOCAL RESTORE":

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        Do NOT click "UPLOAD BACKUP" or "EXECUTE". Put your mouse cursor in, and click the "Select Date" field.
        A calendar will pop up. Click today's date (or the date you performed the backup). In the screenshot below, you'd click June 5th.
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        Finally, click "Download" to save the backup file to your Windows PC.
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          #5
          I assumed the OP wanted to do regular backups to a PC vs. manual backup, but maybe not.

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            #6
            I was looking for a way to automatically back up to the PC but the process outlined works for me. Thank You

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              #7
              If you create a shared folder with full remote access on the Pi like /home/pi/share/ then a sub folder of homeseer and put all of the backups in there. You could then have a PC do a
              full backup of that shred directory and it will always be backed up.

              I set up a directory so I could transfer files easily and it works great. Over all a bit of a PITA to have to do that but after everything is set up you don't really need to do much after that. I am still in the setup process with the pi.
              -Skybolt

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                #8
                Thanks for the feedback. Not sure that I know how to create the shared folder on the PI. My PI is at a remote location. Will be on sire in a few days and will give it a shot.

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