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Phillip Kerman
2005-04-04, 09:45
Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new sever versions
easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings prior to upgrading
the server... then be able to restore those settings once the new version is
in.

For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of resetting all my
settings.

Thanks,
Phillip

kdf
2005-04-04, 09:52
Quoting Phillip Kerman <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>:

> Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new sever versions
> easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings prior to upgrading
> the server... then be able to restore those settings once the new version is
> in.
>
> For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of resetting all my
> settings.

Installing a nightly build should not overwrite your prefs file. Have you run
into this at some point?


All settings are stored in slimserver.pref (or /etc/slimserver.conf for rpm
installs). To 'export' settings, simply copy this file to another location.
Ot restore, simply copy the older file over another while the server is not
running.

There is also a command-line option (--prefsfile) which can use a specific prefs
file at runtime.

-kdf

JJ
2005-04-04, 09:52
Maybe I've missed something, but I've just been installing the nightlies
over the previous (Windows) installation. As far as I can tell, most or
all of the configuration settings are retained.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phillip Kerman" <lists (AT) phillipkerman (DOT) com>
To: "'Slim Devices Discussion'" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 10:45 AM
Subject: [slim] export settings / restore settings


> Just an idea that hopefully leads to making installing new sever
> versions
> easier: it'd be nice to be able to export all settings prior to
> upgrading
> the server... then be able to restore those settings once the new
> version is
> in.
>
> For me, one reason to avoid nightlies is the prospect of resetting all
> my
> settings.