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    Image backup and flashing. Settings backup and restores

    It is possible to create a complete copy of an image. You then then re-flash it by USB or Image Manager. This is handy if you want to try another image and want to be able to revert back to your old image without having to set everything up again. Or just want to have a copy that you can flash back incase something goes wrong.

    This is covered in section 8 of the Vix Manual
    http://openvix.co.uk/openvix-builds/...20Vs%201.1.pdf
    As well as this PDF guide
    http://openvix.co.uk/openvix-builds/...0ViX%203.0.pdf

    You must have a storage device connected to the receiver. The image uses the device mounted as /media/hdd as the default. (It does not matter whether it is a USB stick or normal HDD, we are talking about mounts)

    A brief guide to the process.
    Blue Button > Vix > Image Manager > Green Button (New Backup)



    If you have more than one storage device connected and want to change where you save an image to
    Blue Button > Vix > Image Manager > Menu
    Highlight the backup location and scroll left/right.

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    Create a Settings Backup

    We all have different preferrances and like to customise how certain features in the image work/appear. You can save your preferences as well as any other files on receiver to be restored later. Your channel data and cam files will already be backed up.

    Blue Button > Vix > Backup Manager > Green Button (New Backup)


    The default locAtion where the files are saved to is /media/hdd/backup/
    If you have more than one storage device connected and want to change where you save an image to
    Blue Button > Vix > Backup Manager > Menu
    Highlight the backup location and scroll left/right

    If you want to select additional files/folders to save
    Blue Button > Vix > Backup Manager > Menu > Yellow (choose files)
    Note:
    If you have just flashed an OpenVix image and it finds a settings restore file in the default location, you will be asked if you want to restore it during the setup process (First Install Wizard, FIW for short).

    You can manually restore at anytime too.

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    Download an Image from server using Image Manager

    You can use the Image Manager to download an image and then flash it (Couch flashing).
    Blue > Vix > Image Manager > Yellow (Downloads) >


    The image will be downloaded to the default location: /media/hdd/imagebackups/

    You can also download the latest image from www.openvix.co.uk and can transfer the zipped image file to the same location using FTP.

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    Flash an image using Image Manager

    You can flash an image using Image manager. This appies to official images or a backup image you had tried too.

    This is covered in section 8 of the Vix Manual
    http://openvix.co.uk/openvix-builds/...20Vs%201.1.pdf

    A brief guide to the process.
    Blue Button > Vix > Image Manager > Select image > Blue (Restore)
    Any images you have in the default backup location will be listed. Select the one you want and press Blue or OK



    The USB flashing methods are listed here:
    Click here for flashing guides

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    Restore settings during First Install Wizard

    After the first few steps of the First Install Wizard, (language, video) you will be asked if you want to restore your settings.



    If there are unexplained problems after flashing the new image, try again without a restore.
    Last edited by abu baniaz; 22-04-16 at 13:04. Reason: Explained swapping images differently.

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