4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2016 12:51 PM by Intel Corporation

    Downloading an Image FROM the Edison

    BillMerryman

      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!

        • 1. Re: Downloading an Image FROM the Edison
          Intel Corporation
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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:

           

          Edison backup?

          usb support(bakup/restore) for Intel edsion

           

          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

          • 2. Re: Downloading an Image FROM the Edison
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hi BillMerryman,

            Was the information helpful? Did you do the backup?

            Let us know if you still have doubts.

            Regards,  
            -Leonardo

            • 3. Re: Downloading an Image FROM the Edison
              BillMerryman

              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

              • 4. Re: Downloading an Image FROM the Edison
                Intel Corporation
                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                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