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Create Backup

A backup stores all user files. It should be created within regular intervals.

Create Backup

SymOS (SymBox)
Windows (Desktop/Server)
MacOS
Linux (Ubuntu)
Raspberry Pi
Docker/Synology/QNAP

SymOS - Create Backup

Start the web surface, enter the menu "Settings", and click "Backup". The folder structure is created automatically and backup.zip is downloaded. Further informations can be found within the manual of the SymBox under 4.4.4 Backup.

Windows - Create Backup

The whole content of the folder C:\ProgramData\Symcon needs to be compressed as backup.zip.

  1. Stop the Service via Tray Icon.
  2. Open the Data folder via "Tray Icon -> Information -> Server Data -> Open" and select all files and folders.
  3. Compress the files via "Right click -> Send to -> Compressed (zipped) folder" to create a .zip file. The file needs to be renamed to backup.zip.
  4. The backup should be copied or moved to an appropriate medium.

If a message about empty folders appears while creating the Zip file, it can be ignored safely. Missing empty folders are created by IP-Symcon on demand.

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MacOS - Create Backup

The whole content of the folder "/Library/Application Support/Symcon" needs to be compressed as backup.zip.

  1. Stop the IP-Symcon Service.
  2. Select "Finder -> Go to -> Go to folder" and enter the path "/Library/Application Support/Symcon".
  3. Mark all required folders and files in the opened folder (usually all files and folders).
  4. An Archive.zip is created on the desktop via "Clipboard -> Compress X objects".
  5. Rename the file into backup.zip.
  6. The backup should be copied or moved to an appropriate medium.

Linux - Create Backup

The whole content of the folder "/var/lib/symcon" needs to be compressed as backup.zip.

zip may need to be installed.

sudo apt-get install zip

First, stop the IP-Symcon Service.

sudo /etc/init.d/symcon stop

Go to the Symcon folder and compress the folder.

cd /var/lib/symcon/ //Go to IP-Symcon folder
zip -r ~/backup.zip * //Compress the whole folder into backup.zip

The backup.zip is stored in the home folder. It can be copied or moved anywhere.

Raspberry Pi - Create Backup

The whole content of the folder "/var/lib/symcon" needs to be compressed as backup.zip.

zip may need to be installed.

sudo apt-get install zip

First, stop the IP-Symcon Service.

sudo /etc/init.d/symcon stop

Go to the Symcon folder and compress the folder.

cd /var/lib/symcon/ //Go to IP-Symcon folder
zip -r ~/backup.zip * //Compress the whole folder into backup.zip

RPi Zip Datei

The backup.zip is stored in the home folder. It can be copied or moved anywhere.

Docker/Synology/QNAP - Create Backup

The whole content of the folder "/var/lib/symcon" needs to be compressed as backup.zip.
As an example we use a Synology system.

First, stop the IP-Symcon container.

The container needs to be stopped via the container management of the used system.

Afterwards, the mounted Symcon folder needs to be opened to pack the folder.

The volume on which the folder was "mounted" can be seen in the settings of the image. According to the installation tutorial, the default is in the format "/Symcon/[MeinIPSymcon]/Data".

Finally, select all content and select "Compress" via right click.

Docker Zip Datei

The backup.zip is stored on the file system and can be downloaded.

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