Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

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james_h
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Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by james_h » 01 Nov 2018 18:00

Hello,

My Pi SD Card has become corrupt and no backup.

I can however access the files on the SD Card on a linux PC.

Is it possible to recover my Razberry Z-Wave installation y copying across a config file or the likes to the new SD Card running on the Same Pi and Razberry board as original install?

Regards,
James

james_h
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by james_h » 03 Nov 2018 12:03

I am looking for a config file, maybe config.xml or something from the old card I can move across to the new card.

Does anything like this exist?

micky1500
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by micky1500 » 03 Nov 2018 20:00

James have you already installed zway on the new sd card ?

If you have. Go into ExpertUI and make a backup before you do anything else. (I'm not sure, but think this backup is mainly the Razberry board data)
You might as well do the other backup in SmarthomeUI Configuration-Management tab.
It's not a config file you need, but the whole 'z-way-server' folder.

sudo /etc/init.d/z-way-server stop
On the New SD card. Rename /opt/z-way-server folder to 'z-way-server-old-2018'
Copy the old 'z-way-server' folder from the old SD card to /opt/ on the new SD card.
sudo /etc/init.d/z-way-server start



But. If you havn't yet installed zway on the new SD card !
I would wait for Support guys to answer, or E-mail them.
You do not want to lose the data on the Raspberry card.
I am not sure if a new install does an automatic cleanup of the Raspberry card.

Have fun trying that.
Cheers Micky.
Raspi 3(Jessie), Zwave.me 2.3.8

james_h
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by james_h » 03 Nov 2018 21:16

Awesome, thanks will give it a try.

james_h
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by james_h » 06 Nov 2018 16:18

Thanks, I tried the above and my devices are not present once I login so my config is gone.

enbemokel
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by enbemokel » 09 Nov 2018 15:30

Are you sure that you are running same z-way version, better same raspberry system, Jessie or Stretch?
And is your Razberry board initialized? Then the old folder should be copied like mikey1500 wrote and it should work.

james_h
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by james_h » 09 Nov 2018 15:34

How would I be able to tell version from old files I have on SD card, indeed which OS the dead card was as I can't remember?

Many Thanks.

enbemokel
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Re: Recover Z-Wave Pi Install

Post by enbemokel » 12 Nov 2018 11:08

One hint maybe the date when the folder was created. Normaly you have also some backup folders in this directory, which always
show a date code.
I understood that you can read the files from the SD card.

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