New card (backup and restore)

#1

Hi Everybody,

I have OSMC on Rpi2 based on Kodi 17.6 . I got a new OSMC 32 GB Card and I would like to move everything from my current SD Card (Standard SanDisk card) to the new OSMC 32 GB Card. What is the best way to do it?

I know OSMC has a backup utility, but is this a complete backup of the OS or only the database and configuration? Do I need to perform a fresh install of latest OSMC image and then perform a restore of the backup configuration settings? How is the restore process?

I know these are too many questions; any help could be appreciated. Thanks.

#2

Are both the cards the same size?

Sam

#3

If you have a USB SD card reader, you can use this https://github.com/graham8/osmc-backup.

You will need to access the commandline. Plug in the new SD card in the reader to a USB socket. Then the simplest way is to type these commands:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/graham8/osmc-backup/master/osmc-restore
sudo chmod +x osmc-restore
sudo osmc-restore /

and follow the prompts. Your new card will appear as sda if it’s the only disk you have attached to the Pi. Otherwise look for a disk with 32G size. Select that when prompted.

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#4

Yeah, they are both the same size. 32GB

#5

You could use Win32DiskImager or USB Image Tool to make a complete image of the original SD card and then write that out to the new card.

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#6

This may fail if there is a slight difference in the usable size, which there usually is in my experience.

#7

True…

#8

Thank you very much grahamh for the information. I will check this to see how it goes.

#9

Thanks. I will try that also. I have MacOS but I have a Windows VM.