# [Release] Backup (formally XBMC Backup)

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 Posting Freak Posts: 1,036 Joined: Sep 2009 Reputation: 31 2012-05-07 15:38 Post: #16 Thanks for posting the log. I think you're right about the dash, however I know for a fact that dashes will work since I use them to designate directory vs file when writing the restore.txt document. I'm going to get the skin you're trying to backup and see if I can recreate the error. I'll report back what I find. find
 Junior Member Posts: 34 Joined: Feb 2012 Reputation: 0 2012-05-07 16:09 Post: #17 I'm not sure anymore cause I just did a lookup of Unicode \u201d and it's a double quotation mark. find
 Senior Member Posts: 211 Joined: Dec 2010 Reputation: 0 2012-05-07 17:47 Post: #18 Just tried it on both my XBMC installs and the script fails, I'm running Aeon Nox Beta 3.0.0 (This post was last modified: 2012-05-07 17:47 by e2zippo.) find
 Posting Freak Posts: 1,036 Joined: Sep 2009 Reputation: 31 2012-05-07 22:55 Post: #19 I'm having a hard time reproducing this (ie, I can't!). The skin may or may not be relevant, although I've tried the ones listed above with no issues on my end. It may be another addon or file path altogether. @Bond13579 - could you post a full debug log to the xbmc pastebin site? Start with turning on XBMC, then run the backup addon until it errors and post everything. I'm trying to narrow down exactly what addons and settings are being used so I can recreate them. Also, what options are you using - Addons, Addon Data, thumbnails etc. Thanks. find
 Posting Freak Posts: 1,488 Joined: Aug 2011 Reputation: 15 2012-05-17 23:23 Post: #29 I thought this would come in handy but i guess i have the same error as Bond13579 has. Code: ```3:19:49 T:2939681600  NOTICE: script.xbmcbackup: Starting 23:19:49 T:2939681600  NOTICE: script.xbmcbackup: Local Dir: /storage/.xbmc/ 23:19:49 T:2939681600  NOTICE: script.xbmcbackup: Remote Dir: /storage/backup/backup/xbmc_backup/ 23:19:52 T:2939681600   ERROR: Error Type: 23:19:52 T:2939681600   ERROR: Error Contents: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u201d' in position 58: ordinal not in range(128) 23:19:52 T:2939681600   ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 188, in                                                 backup.run()                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 119, in run                                                 self.syncFiles()                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 132, in syncFiles                                                 self.fileManager.createFileList(self.Addon)                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 26, in createFileList                                                 self.walkTree(self.walk_path + "addons/")                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 65, in walkTree                                                 self.addFile(filePath)                                               File "/storage/.xbmc/addons/script.xbmcbackup/default.py", line 70, in addFile                                                 self.fHandle.write(str(filename) + "\n")                                             UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u201d' in position 58: ordinal not in range(128)``` EDIT: I'm doing a clean install to see were it breaks. First thing i noticed is that it didn't completely backup my userdata folder, it didn't backup userdata - peripheral_data - keymaps config files database playlist thumbnails/fanart All options enabled, Why? EDIT2: It breaks when MQ3 skin installed. (This post was last modified: 2012-05-18 15:31 by schumi2004.) find