Backup DUO into hard-drive or Cloud?


#1

Is there a way to backup DUO onto my computer hard-drive or to the Cloud?

It would be great to back up my DUO if anything were to happen like I break it or lose it. When I get another DUO I would have to start from scratch. It would be great to be able to plug the DUO in and restore just like my iPhone.
Is there a way to back up the DUO or are there plans to offer a backup on the MOD Cloud?

Thanks for listening!


#2

I really wish that there is a way to back up my DUO.

I’ve been testing how the unit works when I unplug the power and power it back up. I always (I mean always) hit save after I make any changes to a pedalboard. When I re-started my unit the screen was not showing correctly and no pedalboard was loaded. I checked the banks and the pedalboard does not exist. I pulled up the GUI and it’s not there either. However, I can see on the picture preview that one of the other pedalboards looks like the one I lost but when I click on it, it’s totally different.


#3

How long are you waiting from the moment you press save until you plug off the power?

I’d say 5 seconds is a safe number.
The flash writes pending data down every second, so the minimum to ensure the data is there is 2 seconds.

If it’s a new pedalboard it will miss the screenshot, as the MOD takes a little more time for those.


#4

I wait about 30 seconds to a minute before unplugging the power.
I did notice it takes a while for the screenshot to appear on the library page.


#5

Came here to investigate the same topic.

Anything in the works?

A first step could be as simple as a shell script that does an scp on the relevant directories. I don’t mind making and sharing something (with the understanding that it’s best suited to power users)


#6

@unbracketed, we didn’t work in anything so far.

I’ll start to work on a script to backup/restore the data to/from a usb stick. That way we make it suitable to the most users.
Hopefully we’ll have this script in the version 1.5 integrated with the settings screen of the GUI.


#7

That is a great idea!

I have two Duos and would like both to have the same list of pedalboards.

Looking forward to this function!


#9

Another case of spamming @gianfranco


#11

As long as this topic is up…

Has anyone successfully used the backup feature? I tried once or twice after it was released but didn’t get any results.

For my own use, I occasionally run something like:
scp -r root@modduo.local:.pedalboards $OUTDIR/pedalboards with OUTDIR set to a folder in my Dropbox. A more complete solution would grab all the user data directories to include: banks, plugin presets, favorites, and preferences (settings).


#12

This reminds me that I should backup my Duo to a thumb drive…

I will let you know how it goes.


#14

I finally did the backup to a thumb drive.
I then uploaded it to my second Duo. No problem. Except… it didn’t transfer the settings of 256frames or the In/Out Gain Settings.

It would be really cool if there is a comprehensive backup where I can have all settings, including the hardware settings, backed up on a USB drive. Then I can plug the USB Drive into any MOD Duo and be right at where I left off with the other unit. Great for when you have a backup Duo.


Save pedal board with CTRL+S
#15

Good to hear, thank you for sharing your experience. Yeah it would be nice to have an option to do a complete backup that includes settings and favorites. I’m curious - does the Duo automatically resolve (download and install) missing plugins when it loads a pedalboard? Or are they bundled into the backup?


#16

I’m not sure where the plugins are… I think they are bundled in the backup.

When doing the backup, on the setting screen, there is the option to backup/restore gains, bluetooth, etc… but I don’t think it worked. I did the restore again with those options selected (I know I selected them when I did the backup) but there was no difference. The gains were not updated.

It would also be great to be able to do this without a computer.