Restoring an old backup (v1.7) from a NUC to a new installation (v1.8) on a NAS

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

Synology DS918 + v1.8

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

WiFi and Ethernet. Netgear v7610 router / modem + Netgear orbi

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Orchard Audio Pecan Pi

Description Of Issue

My NUC8i3BEH crashed the day before v1.8 rolled out. I am still uncertain why it won’t boot. It could be the M2 SSD or the Motherboard.

I installed Roon Core on my Synology ds918. It’s working quite well.

I am reluctant to restore my last backup, which was of Roon v1.7 with the NUC as the Core because I am worried it will not play nice with my new Roon v1.8 Core installation on my Synology DS918.

Am I being overly cautious or am I on the money and should I just eat the loss. It’s my playlists, tags, favourites, bookmarks that I miss. Is there any way to selectively restore items?

I wouldn’t expect the database format to have been changed by the update, so you should be able to restore your last good backup. If it fails, you can just stop the core, delete the database and restart the core with a clean slate. Worst case, you can uninstall and reinstall the core if you have to.

I moved the database around (from external USB SSD to an internal RAID SSD on an RX1217) on my RS3617xs a couple of weeks ago without any issues. Moved the core install location at the same time.

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Hi @Dameon_Jamie

Backups from 1.7 should work with Roon 1.8. Definitely worth giving it a try!

You can always make a backup of your current database on the Synology in case you’d like to return to it for any reason later.

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Thank you @Graeme_Finlayson and @dylan . The restore went smoothly. I was a bit concerned at first because when I went to restore the latest backup the OS version was listed near the backup. I had thought a backup restore meant my old OS and other redundant settings would be installed, or rather, “re-installed”. My new OS v1.8 remains intact, it was playlists, tags, favourites, bookmarks that were restored.

Great to hear it went smoothly :slightly_smiling_face:

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