CoreELEC Backup Tool

The main purpose of a backup is Data Loss Prevention. Therefore it is recommended to perform a backup after a new installation of CoreELEC, and before any update or change to the system.

CoreELECs internal backup tool backs up and restores the entire system, including: usernames, passwords, settings, add-ons, configurations files, personal api keys, pictures, video and audio files, thumbnails, temporary files, etc.

Requirements

  • “advanced” or “expert” enabled in Kodi (Kodi settings / bottom left pane)
  • “Hidden files and directories” and “File renaming and deletion” enabled in Kodi (Kodi settings / media / general)
  • Kodi “storage” has to be mounted in Kodi file explorer (add source / browse / home folder)
  • USB Flash Drive (or other storage device) of sufficient capacity
  • available functional USB slot

Creating a Backup

  • select Settings

  • select System

  • select System
  • select Create System and Kodi Backup

  • make a selection

  • Keep selecting the back folder till the home screen appears.

  • Select the USB Flash Drive

The backup will start

HINT: before removing the USB Flash Drive, reboot CoreELEC from the power menu, allowing the backup file to synchronize to the drive.

Restoring a Backup

  • Select System
  • Select Restore Backup

  • Keep selecting the back folder till the home screen appears.

  • Select the USB Flash Drive

  • Select the backup file

  • Select Yes to restore the backup

CoreELEC will restart

Upon reboot the restoration process, which can take up to 10 minutes, will begin.