So I have a question about backup
I’m currently running my magic mirror on a Linux based system
I want to back it up in case something goes wrong
can I just clone all my modules and store them in a safe place
including config, tokens, credentials
then reinstall magic mirror the traditional way
then copy all My modules into the folders
then use npm install in each modules folders
Would this method work without causing any problems?
@ray yes, that will work.
u can save the module folders, or save the list of modules to install,
git remote -v
will list where u got the module from
so u can git clone/npm install on restore
with the config.js
@sdetweil that’s fantastic. I appreciate the quick response. I put a lot of effort and time in this mirror
so is good to hear. I can back it up safely
@sdetweil forgot to ask
so the git remote -v
we’ll get all its information from my original config.js
is that correct
@ray you do that in each module folder
the info from config.js is settings and API keys for each/all the modules
my grandson just went home from.sleepover. I can write a quick script to backup and restore
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@ray i created two scripts mm_backup and mm_restore
you can get them here
they write/read from a folder (defaults to ~/MM_backup )
using ~/MagicMirror as the source (default)
(but take parms to change the names) see mm_backup.sh -h
this creates a git repository of the 2 files and creates a tag (label) for the instance of the backup.
you should create a (free) private repo (to keep any config settings private) on github and push the local repo there to have an offline backup
then u can clone it anytime and restore from the appropriate tag (date/time)
Hi Sam. Here? I checked your Github and nothing there either. Or maybe I am missed it?
@mumblebaj doah!!.. forgot the link
@sdetweil Awesome. Thanks Sam. Always nice work from you.