PSA: Shibby builds cannot backup and restore settings.

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by cron410, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. cron410

    cron410 Reformed Router Member

    I saw the upgrade message on my routers homepage so I backed up my config and performed the upgrade. I went from

    The config restore did not work!
    So I flashed 112 again and attempted config restore. DIDNT WORK.
    Anyone have any suggestions for parsing the data in the damn .cfg file?
    Its garbage in all the text editors I read it with.
  2. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    because you CAN`T use old config on newer tomato version

    Have you correct MAC addreses? (for WAN, LAN and WL?)

    change extension to "zip" and unzip file.
  3. cron410

    cron410 Reformed Router Member

    I havent changed the macs. Is there something I'm missing with the macs? This is all on the same device.

    edit: unzipped it. THANKS! ill have to put everything in manually, but its better than the settings being gone!
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

  5. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    @ cron410, It is more safe not to restore settings, do it bay hand each one.
  6. _wb_

    _wb_ Networkin' Nut Member

    It is safe as long as you backup specific nvram variables (for example). There is not really one size fits all scenario here. I do keep a list of nvram parameters and it backup those values weekly. So far I have restore my router many times without a problem. If I add/remove functionality from my Tomato router to fit my needs then I add/remove accordingly.
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