I have setup a KiwiSDR at a remote site (1.5 hour drive from home) sometimes in October 2016. In the meantime many software upgrades were done automatically. While I started with software version 1.2 originally from 10th of August 2016, we are now...... congrats for that development effort!
Unfortunately at my remote place there is now some heavy construction work in the close neighborhood and to modify the power network several time the power failed !
As a result the up-to-date software was damaged. Therefore I tried to install from the emergency Micro-SD card the very old original Version 1.2 from August, 10th.... Starting up that software causes automatically check via Network, if there is a new software..... of coarse it is.... but I must admit, upgrading from 1.2 to the current version will not work.... after 2 days... still no upgrade finally finished...
So - I figured out, that I have to manually download the software as compressed Img file and write a new emergency Micro-SD card (in face Micro SDHC, because old small MicroSD cards are locally not anymore available.... I hope it works on Beaglebone!)
In a few days, I can try, if it is possible to install the current imagefile from the manual download from kiwiSDR.com ...
Hopefully it works, because the delivered MicroSD emergency card with the old software 1.2 is useless - no upgrade possible on newest version !
The big problem is: All manually DX-Tags (station names, etc...) are completly lost!
How can I prevent this loss for the future - how can I make complete backups for the KiwiSDR software from time-to-time to safe both: a shorter upgrade path (which will work) incl. all my individual DX-tags/station names...
Or should I better forget about to input manually individual station names, until we have a new structure, so we can import/export CSV files such as the webSDR guys...?
Any advice for Software Backup is very much appreciated !