(2016-01-27 14:48)raymw Wrote: Remember after the restore is finished you should immediately remove the power plug, wait say 15 seconds or so and then boot it back up again, as that way it should keep all your restored configurations settings like screen calibrations and even the short-cut icons will be there too. So that will save you a lot of time and effort.
Hi ray, recently I did backup as per your excellent advice (prior to backup I deleted the Textures13 file plus the Thumbnails folder and rebooted which regenerated these) and then I restored to a newly MXLinux installed box and pulled the plug when the restore finished. However while most shortcuts did restore, some did not and there was a blank empty spot where they used to be and even uninstalling and reinstalling the particular addons didn't bring them back (those addons you couldn't make even new shortcuts to them in different place, the icon would just not show for the shortcut). What did the trick was deleting the Textures13 files, upon restart all the shortcuts came back.
Not having to redo the shortcuts is quite important to me as I use modified Confluence skin (HWY215 mod) which allows 25 shortcuts for video, I think 12 for other sections and that's a pain to redo them manually. The skin is not supported I understand but works just fine even on Isengard and is good alternative to default skin if you're looking at preserving the default skin speed while having more shortcuts.
Also wanted to mention, you said you keep even the keyboard config files (remote.conf which goes into /etc/kodi/ ) along with backups on SD card and restore from it via the Kodi File Manager interface using that Menu button on remote... I think you can't copy in the remote.conf file as the file manager doesn't allow access to the required place where this file resides (/etc). Basically it doesn't allow going to root of linux or linux directories, it seems. But that's no big problem, I just ftp the file in from my pc.