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idata
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Downloading an Image FROM the Edison

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Greetings, I have seen lots of information on how to flash an image TO an Intel Edison. Are there any tools to allow you to retrieve an image FROM an Edison? I set up Ubilinux on one of my Edison boards the way I like it, and would like to copy it to my other Edison so they are the same. I imagine I could create a script to do so with df-util (as the flashall script does), but I would prefer not to try to reinvent the wheel if something already exists. Are there any Linux programs that allow you to back up and restore a running OS over the network (I know that is a stretch). Any guidance appreciated!

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idata
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Hi BillMerryman,

I would love to help you with that, I think that the best way to do this is making a backup in a drive, some users have used these methods:

There isn't an official program to do this, but this threads can you help with your goal.

I hope you find this helpful.

Regards,

 

-Leonardo

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idata
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Hi BillMerryman,

I would love to help you with that, I think that the best way to do this is making a backup in a drive, some users have used these methods:

There isn't an official program to do this, but this threads can you help with your goal.

I hope you find this helpful.

Regards,

 

-Leonardo

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idata
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Hi BillMerryman,

 

 

Was the information helpful? Did you do the backup?

 

 

Let us know if you still have doubts.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Leonardo
idata
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Greetings,

Yes, that appears to have worked, and is good for my purposes.

I still would like to have been able to take an image by way of dfu-util, but I can live with this. I see dfu-util has an option for reading back an image, and I attempted to use it, but it just threw an error with no indication of what it was. I tried the following (to do the rootfs):

dfu-util -U C:\Users\Bill\Desktop\image -d 8087:0a99 -a 7 -v

and here is what I got back:

Opening DFU capable USB device...

ID 8087:0a99

Run-time device DFU version 0110

Claiming USB DFU Interface...

Setting Alternate Setting # 7 ...

Determining device status: state = dfuIDLE, status = 0

dfuIDLE, continuing

DFU mode device DFU version 0110

Device returned transfer size 4096

Copying data from DFU device to PC

Upload [ ] 0% 0 bytes

Failed.

Received a total of 0 bytes

idata
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Hi BillMerryman,

 

 

It is good to know that it was useful, about the dfu-utils method I have not heard about that, and as far as I know that method is not validated on the Edison.

 

 

Personally, I recommend you to use the provided method.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Leonardo