TRY THIS Trying Backup/Restore of IncrediblePi 3.11 to 2nd Raspberry Pi

Discussion in 'Help' started by digitalalias, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. digitalalias

    digitalalias New Member

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    Hi all,
    I love my new VOIP lines and got a 2nd Raspberry Pi in case my first one broke and to have it as a quick spare.
    I wanted to duplicate everything about the SD card from one to the other. Under the Admin menu, I ran a full Backup, and it completed fine. I setup the new Pi with a fresh install of IncrediblePi.



    The first snag I encountered was when I used the "Upload a backup file to restore from it." The backup file would upload fine, but it never showed up as an option to finish the restore. I had to enable Samba on each to copy the file from the old Pi's "/var/spool/asterisk/backup/(backupjobname)/*.tgz" to the new Pi. And then did "Local Storage Restore" from the Admin menu on the new Pi.


    During the Restore in the pop-up window, I received tons of instances of "Cannot open: File exists", but everything seems to be configured except the Incredible Fax.

    Is this what others are doing? Or should I be using rsync instead to ensure a 1:1 backup? Or maybe something else?
    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. Jos50

    Jos50 New Member

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    I did a complete backup of my Pi with " HDD Raw Copy Tool " and it work great.
    The program is free.
    You can save it on a file "SDcard.imgc" and copy it later.
     
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  3. digitalalias

    digitalalias New Member

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    Thanks a bunch!
    This works like a charm.