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Can Channel Favourites Be Exported To a USB drive on HD Fox T2?

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by lills1, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. lills1

    lills1 New Member

    I have noticed in WebIF (Diagnostics\Database Browser) that the channel information is stored in db files. Is there a way to export this information to a USB drive so that if I decided to rescan the channel list, I can quickly re-import my favorite channels rather than doing this manually?
  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    The file itself is here :- /var/lib/humaxtv/channel.db and it will be possible copy this file to USB using Telnet or FTP this file using (Betaftp) to a P.C. / Laptop, BUT as to whether placing this file in another Humax will work, you would need to ask the Custom Firmware's Daddy, af123 :)
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    The channel.db file contains all channel information and not just favourites. Also the favourites are linked to an internal channel ID which changes when you do a rescan - that's why the Humax software removes the favourites and schedule when you do a rescan.

    The web interface has a way to backup and restore favourites in a way that resolves channel moves but some people have reported that it isn't working at the moment so it needs some investigation.
  4. lills1

    lills1 New Member

    Thanks for the responses guys. Yeah I noticed that some of the channel IDs change after a rescan and feared this may cause problems. af123 where abouts in WebIF is the facility to backup favourites so I can have a play?
  5. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    There's a link at the bottom of the list under Scheduled Events in the web interface that takes you to backup/restore.
  6. lills1

    lills1 New Member

    Ah yes I see it. Many thanks :)
  7. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Remember that the standard Humax interface hidden service menu provides options to save the database to USB. Look up the Index under Standard Software... Hidden Service Menu.