Feature request for backup functionality

To anyone who may have the skills:

I would like to see the list of post installed packages included in the backup.

opkg list-installed > packlist.txt
Makes a list of ALL installed packages That also would be helpfull...

But i would like to see Lede create a commandline to install those ADDITIONAL packages again
opkg update
opkg install

So when you re install a backup that the list of packages that still need to be installed is included in that backup. As a quick way to replace a complete backup.

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There's a feature request type for the new issue here: https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=newtask&project=2

A fully automatic re-install process will likely not be created, as there could be changes in package dependencies etc.

But some ideas for you:

  • Save the list of installed packages into /etc/config and it will get automatically saved/restored with your settings.
    opkg list-installed > /etc/config/packlist.txt
  • There are some scripts that can save package lists and use the list for re-installation after sysupgrade. Read e.g. the discussion here: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=194478#p194478
    (I have included mforkel's script in my community build although I do not need it personally)
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re: Automated re-install process... It's a little bit of work to set it up, but consider listing all the packages in a script that you can re-run after flashing new firmware.

It's always safe to install without keeping settings, then let the script put your router back to a known state. You can see the current flavor of my script at: https://github.com/richb-hanover/OpenWrtScripts/blob/master/config-openwrt.sh


Thanks for the suggestions guys,

I'll defenately keep a list in /config

the scripts look good i hope something like this will be included in the backup section.

Link didn't show something useful and I searched manually for a feature request but couldn't find it (anymore).

Missed something?

The link is there so you could create one.

@stangri Why me? I arrived at last ;- ) Thanks for the link.


PS: Please register and vote for this feature!

I registered, but how can I vote for this?
I also want such functionality + option to automatically do such backup, say every week to my nas.

Where the number of actual votes is displayed.....and a +1 which is clickable if you are logged in.

lol, my bad. wasn't logged in at all.