@György-Farkas alright, after the upgrade to 0.2.x content and configuration is persisting across power cycles. Thank you for your help. It's too bad the UI told me that the old version I had was the latest version. If it had prompted me to upgrade I wouldn't have had any of these issues!
Now the new web interface is missing the "Settings" app. Trying to figure out what package that is contained in so I can install/reinstall that!