Migrate DB from Raspberry to Vero V

Dear Sam,
as I told you by email, I’m going to place my order to buy a Vero V.
First of all, I must say THANK YOU for your effort in these years, developing OSMC. I am a very early user and I has been really astonished when I forced the update on an old raspberry pi 3 running a two years old release of OSMC without any issue.

I’d like to ask some questions about the configuration of the new Vero:

  • I think to configure the Vero from scratch. Can I customize the fstab adding the NFS shares on my local network?

  • After adding my resources, can I migrate the DB from the Rasp to the Vero (seen/unseen movies, for example)

Best regards

Of course, you have full terminal access. Although you might find autofs to be better to use for your system mounts.

Yes. You can use the backup/restore function in the My OSMC add-on to migrate your database as well as most of your other userdata. The only exception would be that you should not try to migrate guisettings.xml since you are changing platforms. On the new device before you restore from the backup you can just make sure to uncheck that file and you should be good to go.

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Thank you very much


Hello, Just received my unit!

  • configured autofs
  • backup my old dB

Before restoring it, should I create my sources before (same names)?
When restoring the DB, should I deselect also fstab and autofs?

Thank you

If you backed up everything then you could just check all the files you need in My OSMC except config.txt guisettings.xml and then tell it to restore. Your sources are among these options and yes you would want to keep them exactly the same when your transfering a database. If your using system mounts via autofs then you will want to backup/restore that as well. If you haven’t modified fstab then it doesn’t really matter as you would effectively be restoring a stock file with the exact same stock file.

Thank you.
In my previous installation, I had some NFS share mounted by fstab. Now I migrate to autofs…
I’ll let you know
Thank you

Backup all files apart from GUI Settings.
Otherwise you will get playback problems.