VIM2 1.4 how to clone it?

Hi, is there a way to clone a VIM2?
Example:
Say I load a bunch of apps, files, accounts etc
Now I want to duplicate this board to 10 more VIM2 boards. Is it possible to create an image of it?

Best,
André

Hello, User balbes150 offers some Linux varieties that boot/run from SD card or USB attached storage. Those have a script called DDBR, a backup/restore script that can backup the entire eMMC and restore it. I would think that could be used for multiple identical devices. I have not tried doing so myself, so not sure.
I am on an old phone now, when I get to a PC, I will post links. It will be a couple of hours before I get there.
Other options may exist, I have not tried cloning these devices, so cannot offer experience.
Update:
Info about using DDBR is here.
An excerpt…

Sorry, I think I wasn’t clear but I am using the board as an android.

Thanks,
André

Yes but I firmly believe @RDFTKV is suggesting that using another software installed on an SD and installed in SD slot of your Vim 2, you are able to then backup android from the emmc with all your addons installed in a manner that in theroy can then be utilsed using same SD to clone/install backup onto another Vim 2 and its emmc.

For example @balbes150 images for LibreELEC running on SD have feature build into them to backup whatever is already installed/modified by user on emmc. (Not used it myself yet, but this is my understanding)

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OH!!! Amazing! I will follow your lead! will try.

Thanks!

Yes, you are right. And since the backup will be stored on the same SD card, as the OS, it could be moved from one device to another. But yes, not having tried it myself, is just a theory. :slight_smile:

I have about 10 VIM2 1.4 - Will try cloning one of them with your method.

A

Good luck. Would be interested to learn your results.
Please keep us posted.:+1:

Image below shows specific option for emmc build into @balbes150 LibreELEC builds under Settings -> LibreELEC option.

Apologies for dark black text (just readable) in image, taken from LibreELEC running on my VIM2 Pro via SD (I am running alpha build 20190522 and appears to be issue with text colour)

I am equally interested in results of “restore to emmc” if you attempt this, as have been wary to try this whilst Android installed on emmc on my only Vim2 is running how I want/like it. :wink:

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This functionality is used on many devices and works perfectly with any system. The main thing is to be able to run the system from external media. This can be done without activating the multi-boot. Simply rename the s905_autoscript file to aml_autoscript and use the update mode (via the Power and function Buttons on VIM or via the Android menu). Utility DDBR common to Armbian and Libreelec (LE it automatically parametere). :slight_smile:

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I have done the DDBR before, but never tried to restore multiple VIMs that way. Of course I don’t have ten VIMs. :laughing:

Looks very convenient to run within LE. Nicely done.

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