Updating to newer firmware

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by glen4cindy, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    Is it possible to update to a newer version of firmware without losing usage statistics?

    One of the primary reasons for trying Tomato was to be able to track my internet usage statistics. I want to know if I get near my cap so as to not go over my montly allotment.

    I have avoided rebooting the router for the same reason.

    I am currently at version 1.22 and would like to update to 1.23 just to stay current.

    Thanks for help.
  2. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Set up a CIFS mount (Administration->CIFS Client) and configure the bandwidth monitoring to save to it (Administration->Bandwidth monitoring).
  3. glen4cindy

    glen4cindy Addicted to LI Member

    Okay, I have that set up already.

    Do I then go to Administration->Bandwidth monitoring and then choose Restore after I load the updated firmware?

    I also have several port forwarding rules. Is there another backup and restore function so I don't have to re-enter all these rules by hand? EDIT: I think I found it, under Administration->Configuration. Please confirm.

    Thanks, BTW, I really love Tomato!
  4. SgtPepperKSU

    SgtPepperKSU Network Guru Member

    Yep. If you set up the CIFS again after the upgrade, you can probably just reboot the router. If you really want to make sure you've got it, be sure to use the "Backup" button on that page before the upgrade, and restore that.
    There is, but it shouldn't be used. Restoring setting after upgrades has been known to cause all sorts of bizarre problems. In fact, you should do a thorough NVRAM erase after the upgrade (Administration->Configuration) and reconfigure everything by hand to make sure everything is okay.
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