[Release] Backup (formally XBMC Backup)

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mattmartinolc Offline
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Never mind apparently it just didn't save when I took out the import command at the top. This time it made the archive successfully then rebooted. So based on that, it should also reboot when a restore completes. Thanks again for all the help.
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How do I get the direct to update (restore) and skip the first box?? That would be great for me.

Thanks
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Hey guys here are a few tips ive discovered using backup to restore skin settings as well. On Windows if you put Kodi in windowed mode hit the close button(X) once backup is finished restoring and when you open Kodi the next time your skin will be restored as well. As far as FireTV and or FireTV Sticks the powercord certainly works, ive discovered alternatively if you have the Firestarter app installed on your FireTv, get it if you dont. Anyways if you have it installed this is how you restore your skins while using backup. In the FireStarter app which is a replacement home launcher you can change what the home button on your remote opens and can add a doubletap option as well set as open Kodi. By default home once opens Firestarter. So with this being said go into Kodi go to programs so you can see backup before you restore hit the home button on remote this will bring you to firestarter there highlight Kodi hit the menu button choose app settings highlight force stop, double tap home button on remote to bring you back to Kodi. Now back in Kodi open Backup restore Kodi, once the dialog box disappears hit home button on remote to bring you back to firestarter now select force stop relaunch Kodi your skin will be restored!!
(This post was last modified: 2015-08-28 04:21 by dmcjr22.)
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(2015-08-26 02:28)mattmartinolc Wrote:  Never mind apparently it just didn't save when I took out the import command at the top. This time it made the archive successfully then rebooted. So based on that, it should also reboot when a restore completes. Thanks again for all the help.

Great, glad you got it working.

(2015-08-26 07:20)ed_davidson Wrote:  @mattmartinolc
How do I get the direct to update (restore) and skip the first box?? That would be great for me.

Thanks

Hopefully mattmartinolc responds but I'm guessing that maybe by using the program arguments the selection screen is being bypassed? An example using the RunsScript command would be:

Code:
RunScript(script.xbmcbackup,mode=restore)

If you look at the README on github it has the syntax for specifying an exact restore point or launching the backup directly. Also works via JSON.

@dmcjr22 - Great tips! I did ask on the Feature Requests area for any dev help in solving this problem. I was told that starting with post-Isengard releases of Kodi the skin settings will be stored in the addon_data folder for each skin instead of the guisettings.xml file. This means they should be fully restorable like any other addon settings. Granted this is in a future release but good news for those struggling with this problem.
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Which file and where would I put that script?

Here's what I would like to do:

Put a shortcut on the home screen. When this is selected automatically have it restore a specific file, namely 111111111111 and also bypass any checks (advanced settings check and version check)
Any help please.

Also Rob I'm still getting path does not exist errors sometimes when doing a restore.
(This post was last modified: 2015-08-28 16:51 by ed_davidson.)
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I am trying to backup Kodi on my fire tv stick to Dropbox using the backup add on ver 1.0.6 by robweber. So I can restore to other fire tv sticks accessing the backup file stored in Dropbox.

I got this process to work from a MAC computer. Does anyone know how can I achieve this on my Amazon Fire TV stick?
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