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 +===== FoxBox G20 restore procedure =====
 +This article explains the restore procedure for the Foxbox G20 internal microSD.
  
 +==== #0: Requirements ====
 +In order to follow this guide you need just:
 +  * a FoxBox G20
 +  * a PC with Linux installed (here will be used an Ubuntu distribution);​
 +  * a microSD reader linked to your pc;
 +  * a Phillips (Cross) screwdriver.
 +
 +==== #1: Reach the internal microSD ====
 +With the screwdriver extract the four screws from the back panel:
 +\\ {{http://​www.smsfoxbox.it/​fb/​FoxBoxVerC(external).jpg?​550x420}}
 +\\ \\ 
 +After having took off the electronic board, extract the microSD card pressing on it:
 +\\ {{http://​www.smsfoxbox.it/​fb/​FoxBoxVerC(internal).jpg?​550x420}}
 +
 +==== #2: Insert the microSD into your card reader ====
 +Using a common Linux distribution,​ the three internal partitions (//​kernel//,​ //rootfs// e //data//) will be automatically mounted and shown. Their addresses into your PC's filesystem are:
 +  * /​media/​kernel
 +  * /​media/​rootfs
 +  * /media/data
 +
 +==== #3: Backup your relevant data ====
 +:!: Below there is a list of most commonly saved files, anyway please remember to save all of your other custom configurations,​ changes to the GUI, etc.
 +
 +To save the "​Address book", backup the file:
 +\\ // /​media/​data/​dbs/​gsmbox //
 +\\ (if it doesn'​t exist:// /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​source/​gsmbox //)
 +
 +To save the "​Incoming SMS" list, backup the file:
 +\\ // /​media/​data/​dbs/​gsmin //
 +\\ (if it doesn'​t exist:// /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​source/​gsmin //)
 +
 +To save the "​Outgoing SMS" list, backup the file:
 +\\ // /​media/​data/​dbs/​gsmout //
 +\\ (if it doesn'​t exist:// /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​source/​gsmout //)
 +
 +To save the "​Incoming MMS" list, backup the files:
 +\\ // /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​db/​mmsbox.sqlite //
 +\\ // /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​documents/​* //
 +
 +To save the "Valid users" list, backup the file:
 +\\ // /​media/​data/​dbs/​users //
 +\\ (if it doesn'​t exist:// /​media/​rootfs/​mnt/​flash/​root/​source/​useradmin/​users //)
 +
 +Obviously, after the restore you just need to copy back these files to the original folder.
 +==== #4: Start the software restore ====
 +:!: This step will restore the filesystems,​ formatting the partitions. ​
 +So before doing it please verify that:
 +
 +  * You have saved all the relevant files and configurations in the previous step. If not, they will be lost.
 +  * You know the extact path of the microSD devices (you can discover it with the command //dmesg// from terminal, usually the partitions are from// /dev/sdb1/ //to// /dev/sdb4/ //). Note that if you launch the next script on the wrong device you could compromise its operativity. See this image as an example:
 +{{http://​www.smsfoxbox.it/​fb/​TerminaleVerC.jpg?​705x100}}
 +\\ \\
 +Firstly you have to format properly the microSD card.  Usually, we do it with GParted (available on official repository) following this structure (we assume the usage of a 2GB card, for the 4GB one follow the dimensions in brackets):
 +
 +^  SMS/MMS & Sms2Mail Versions ​ ^^^
 +^  Label  ^  Filesystem ​ ^  Dimension (MB)  ^
 +|  kernel ​ |  Fat16  |  32 (32)  |
 +|  rootfs |  ext4  |  800 (1700) ​ |
 +|  data |  ext4  |  950 (1700) ​ |
 +|  swap |  linux-swap ​ |  Unused space  |
 +^  EasyG2 & Icinga Versions ​ ^^^
 +^  Label  ^  Filesystem ​ ^  Dimension (MB)  ^
 +|  kernel ​ |  Fat16  |  32 (32)  |
 +|  rootfs |  ext4  |  1000 (1700) ​ |
 +|  data |  ext4  |  750 (1700) ​ |
 +|  swap |  linux-swap ​ |  Unused space  |
 +
 +Then you have to download the required files. They are:
 +  - The Bash script called //​restoreVerC.sh//,​ available [[http://​www.kdev.it/​FoxBoxRestore/​restoreVerC.sh.tar.bz2|here]].
 +  - The files to fill the partitions, available under request to KDEV staff [[http://​www.smsfoxbox.it/​en/​contacts/​|here]].
 +
 +Please place all of them in the same folder (later, as an example, we will use// /home/test/ //). 
 +\\ :!: You have to unzip the one named //​KernelVerC.tar.bz2//,​ but not the others.  ​
 +
 +Now you have to substitute inside the script the string// ./​rootfsXYZ.tar.bz2 //with the name of the rootfs file provided, and the same for the string// ./​dataXYZ.tar.bz2 //.
 +
 +Note that, only if your microSD is not in// /dev/sdbX/ //, you have to substitute also the wrong occurences in the script with the right ones.
 +==== #5: Execute the restore ====
 +Firstly, open a Console and move into the folder containing the files (with// cd /home/test/ //).
 +
 +Then, launch the script with root-priviledges (with// sudo ./​restoreVerC.sh //).
 +
 +At the end of the procedure, a message //== Restore procedure successful ==// will be prompted.
 +If some error occured during the restore, you will see the message //!! Restore failed (cod: N) !!//. Please look into the script when this happened (so, when that code is generated) and fix the problem.
 +
 +:id1: Note that you can already set the IP address of the device editing the file// /​media/​rootfs/​etc/​network/​interfaces //.
 +
 +==== #6: Reinsert the microSD ====
 +Just follow backwards the steps you made during phase 1 to reach the internal microSD.
 +
 +==== #7: Your FoxBox is back! ====
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