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lorema
doc:howto:generic.backup [2014/10/24 05:32] (current)
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 Then copy your backup-file via scp or ssh to your PC and keep them safe for the time when you may need them. Then copy your backup-file via scp or ssh to your PC and keep them safe for the time when you may need them.
 +
 +==== Create Backup from Bootloader ====
 +
 +Sometimes it might be necessary to backup settings/​partitions from original firmware. Depending on the bootloader different strategies might be possible.
 +
 +The flash-chip is mapped to a start adress. With uboot it should be in settings
 +<​code>​
 +printenv
 +bdinfo
 +</​code>​
 +
 +  * memory dump to serial that is logged (uboot: //md// ; redboot: //dump//)
 +  * writing dumps to tftp or nfs
  
 ===== Restore Backup ===== ===== Restore Backup =====
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 ===== Backup your configuration ===== ===== Backup your configuration =====
 +You can backup configuration through the web interface, at System:​Backup / Flash Firmware:​Generate Archive. If the web interface is not available, connect using SSH and enter:
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-ssh root@openwrt "​cd ​/etc; tar cvz config"​ > openwrt.tar.gz+sysupgrade --create-backup ​/tmp/​backup-`cat /​proc/​sys/​kernel/​hostname`-`date +%F`.tar.gz; ls /​tmp/​backup*
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-You may also want to backup other filessuch as "​ppp"​ directory.+Now on your local computer, use scp to retreive the file: 
 +(Remember to use the ip of your OpenWRT device and the filename of your backup file.) 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +scp root@192.168.1.1:/​tmp/​backup-openwrt-2014-08-26.tar.gz . 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +You might also want to backup other files you have edited ​such as
 + 
 +   * /​etc/​ethers 
 +   * /home (if you added users) 
 +   * /​etc/​config/​firewall.user
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