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paulbates

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Hi, I looked around a little and could not find the answer directly.

I am migrating from an AC68 to an AC88, both on Merlin. I have a lot of configuration in the 68... QOS, manual DHCP entries, ... more..

The question is can I restore my AC68 settings to the AC88? Anything to know or other ways to do it?

Paul
 
Thank you. It looks like from post 493 I need to:
- format a USB key with a volume label of ASUS
- copy the contents of the zip file to the USB key
- plug the USB key to the source router
- telnet/ssh to the router and run
chmod a+rx /mnt/ASUS/*.sh
/mnt/ASUS/nvram-save.sh -m (-m for migration)
- power down the source router and remove the USB key (don't want both routers on-line at the same time)
- replace the router and move the USB key to the new router
- telnet/ssh to the new router and run
/mnt/ASUS/nvram-restore.sh
- reboot and things should come up like before :)

(EDIT: See my update a few posts down)
I'm somewhat capable with Linux on a Pi, but not this rev. But I can handle who that. I like the clean cutover proposed here as well. I can certainly page through and make sure all the little things were done

Thanks again!

If anyone knows, the initial question remains, do you know if I can restore a AC66 backfile to the AC88? I don't have anything in JFFSthat I care about (other than settings backup, which I have). The nvram-save -m seems like a simple copy and paste, it doesn't know what model router I have

Paul
 
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I did additional googling with different phrases and found this, which suggests settings from one model plausibly can be restored to another:
http://blog.whtop.com/asus-transfer-settings/

I will give it a try in a week or 2 when I can affect "production" at my house. I will report back if/how it worked, or if used the procedure in the post above

Paul
 
If anyone knows, the initial question remains, do you know if I can restore a AC66 backfile to the AC88?
No, absolutely NOT. The saved nvram backup from the gui contains hardware setting that are unique to the model of router.
 
This is complete and works very well. Here is the save list, FYI. The JFFS is now part of the
/mnt/ASUS/nvram-save.sh -m
(I removed it from my directions above)

nvram-save.sh: NVRAM User Save Utility - Version 24
nvram-save.sh: Saving settings from firmware 380.63_0
nvram-save.sh: Runtime options: -m
nvram-save.sh: Using standard NVRAM variable file: nvram-merlin.ini Version=24
nvram-save.sh: Running in Migration Mode

Saving [System - Basic]
Saving [System - Other]
Saving [Tweaks & Hidden settings]
Saving [Disk Utility]
Saving [Switch Control]
Saving [NAT Passthrough]
Saving [TCP/UDP settings]
Saving [Port Forwards]
Saving [Port Triggers]
Saving [Static Routing]
Saving [MAC Filters]
Saving [IPv6 settings]
Saving [Wireless - General]
Saving [Wireless - Professional]
Saving [Wireless - Smart Connect]
Saving [Wireless - Concurrent Repeater]
Saving [Guest Network]
Saving [Firewall settings]
Saving [VPN Server]
Saving [VPN Client]
Saving [Media Server]
Saving [SAMBA settings]
Saving [FTP settings]
Saving [NFS settings]
Saving [DNS Filters]
Saving [Parental Controls]
Saving [IPTV settings]
Saving [DDNS settings]
Saving [LAN Configuration]
Saving [DHCP settings]
Saving [WAN Configuration]
Saving [USB Modem]
Saving [Dual WAN settings]
Saving [QOS settings]
Saving [AICloud settings]
Saving [SNMP settings]
Saving [TrendMicro module]
Saving [Email settings]
Saving [KeyGuard settings]
Saving [WTFast settings]
Saving [TOR VPN settings]
Saving [Traffic Control settings]
Saving [Astrill VPN settings]
Saving [User Adds]

nvram-save.sh: Complete: User NVRAM saved to /tmp/mnt/ASUS/nvram-restore-201612251017-MIGR.sh
nvram-save.sh: Complete: JFFS directory saved to /tmp/mnt/ASUS/jffs-201612251017-MIGR

Thanks for the advice!
Paul
 

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