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OK. This might be stating the obvious, but have you asked the question over at OMV?
As your drive is only 10 gb, what stopping you from creating a full backup to an image with Clonezilla (or like) to an external drive.And restoring it as and when required.
it seems they've removed the backup/restore .. and people are waiting for it to be reimplemented.
Did you use the same version of OMV this time ? .. have you run an update ?
That said, it's only a backup of the configs .. so it wouldn't backup the wireless drivers etc. anyway.
but that's a workaround
if this was proprietary it would be unacceptable
I'm not sure I agree with that .. a Clonezilla or Redo backup of the 10GB drive would likely be a "better" option to just having the configs.
Also, would you rather they'd left it in if it was causing problems (possibly problems that could crash the system) ? .. or would you rather they pull it till it's fixed ?
Microsoft have had to do exactly the same thing with some updates that were killing peoples PC's .. I vaguely remember a Windows update that sent any laptops with AMD CPU's into a constant reboot cycle .. it was pulled until fixed, and there WILL have been others ..
this is nothing to do with open Vs closed source, or free Vs commercial .. it just makes sense.
After re-reading this response ..If it came across as me "having a go", I apologise, it wasn't meant that way
Not at all, besides i love an argument, and we don't have to agree to be friends
I wonder how many irate phone calls Microsoft had over that one, but at least they had someone to call.
All due respect SeZ o but that's a workaround, I shouldn't have to do that the point is the backup/restore option should be there and it should work,
I'd agree maybe they could have been clearer on their website .. that said, it's not something that stops the software from doing its job ..
and we have no idea how long ago or why they've pulled it
Oh, we'll get on famously then
That might seem that way but I would say that you should do a full size image backup too when you still got a working system.Like Mark said, as soon as you stray from the appliance mode (default install) you are running a chance that some innocent update could bork your precous.As an example I use Clonezilla to back up my Ubuntu server before every LTS upgrade. Luckily the upgrades went OK every time since first install of 8.04. My install resides on a 6.4Gib partition now but it started out with that size of drive which died couple years ago.
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