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Procrastinarian 08/20/19 08:11 AM

Moving backups between 2 computers
 
Hi.

I play ESO on both a laptop and a desktop. I'd like to keep any changes I make on one easily when i move over to the other. I thought I could accomplish this with backups, but it's not working.

For example:

I make a backup on my laptop. I name it "Laptop 8-20" and it is backed up. I go into the .minion folder. I copy both the zip and the .txt with that name. I move them over to my desktop. I launch minion on my desktop. It recognizes the backup but when I click restore... nada. Nothing happens.

Is there something locking the backup into one computer? Is backup just not working now? Any chance on a sync feature?

Thanks.

Baertram 08/20/19 09:45 AM

Backup sometimes got problems.
Dunno why.

I'm just copying the total .Minion folder and the AddOns + SavedVariables folders (which you can find by searching for the file "AddOnSettings.txt" -> Should be the same folder as .minion but then in the subfolder Elder Scrolls Online) to an USB drive or into a cloud account and restore it from there if I switch computers.

btw Minion backup is NOT backing up your addons in total but just create a zip file with some information which were installed + maybe the SavedVariables. So you would need to restore the backup and check if the addons restored need to be downloaded on the other computer via Minion then (maybe Minion does this automatically, not sure).

Procrastinarian 08/23/19 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baertram (Post 38952)
Backup sometimes got problems.
Dunno why.

I'm just copying the total .Minion folder and the AddOns + SavedVariables folders (which you can find by searching for the file "AddOnSettings.txt" -> Should be the same folder as .minion but then in the subfolder Elder Scrolls Online) to an USB drive or into a cloud account and restore it from there if I switch computers.

btw Minion backup is NOT backing up your addons in total but just create a zip file with some information which were installed + maybe the SavedVariables. So you would need to restore the backup and check if the addons restored need to be downloaded on the other computer via Minion then (maybe Minion does this automatically, not sure).

Yeah, I was pretty sure it was just backing up my addons by name and hopefully preferences, but it doesn't seem to work at all, in any way. I guess I'll just try saving every folder and moving them over. Thanks.

Baertram 08/23/19 10:38 AM

Someone gave me a hint:
Minion seems to backup the files into the following folder:
C:\Users\your windows username\.minion\minion-backups\ESO-1 (where ESO-1 is the Minion "game" of ESO, e.g. ESO-1 = live, ESO-2 = PTS)

But it tries to restore them from:
C:\Users\your windows username\.minion\ESO-1

So if you maybe copy the folder ESO-1 (or whatever your foldername is there starting with ESO) 1 folder upwards from minion-backups to .minion before trying to restore it, it may work.

Not tested yet.

supergorila 03/15/20 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baertram (Post 38987)
Someone gave me a hint:
Minion seems to backup the files into the following folder:
C:\Users\your windows username\.minion\minion-backups\ESO-1 (where ESO-1 is the Minion "game" of ESO, e.g. ESO-1 = live, ESO-2 = PTS)

But it tries to restore them from:
C:\Users\your windows username\.minion\ESO-1

So if you maybe copy the folder ESO-1 (or whatever your foldername is there starting with ESO) 1 folder upwards from minion-backups to .minion before trying to restore it, it may work.

Not tested yet.

I just tested this and it seems to be working.
You will need to have the ESO-1 folder duplicated with your backup on both folder locations you provided.
It needs to be on the minion-backups folder for it to be shown on the Minion UI so you can click the restore button and,
it needs to be on the .minion folder so that Minion can do what needs to be done and restore your backup.


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