/etc folder erased on update
Some time ago I read in one topic that the contents of the /etc folder did not get erased between firmware upgrades.
I have just updated my Omega from 0.0.5 to 0.0.6 and I had a /etc/development folder with some scripts that has been erased!
There was nothing serious there, but I'd like to know what is the real expected behavior here.
Should I backup everything before upgrade or is there really some place will my files can be left intact between upgrades?
@Daniel-Sitnik This is not an official reply, but it is my understanding that there is some special treatment of the /etc directory during upgrade.
It is also my understanding that there are currently some issues relating to preserving the contents of /etc over an upgrade that the Omega people are working on.
While I don't know why you have put your scripts in a /etc/development folder, I would suggest one of 2 things:
Make a back up as you suggest before doing the upgrade and restore the contents after
Unless you have an overriding reason for using the /etc/development folder, instead of using /etc/development put your scripts in the /root folder (or some sub-folder there of) and then add the following line at the end of your /etc/sysupgrade.conf file:
This will cause your /root directory to be preserved over an upgrade
I put it in /etc/development under the impression that it wouldn't be erased, which was not the case.
Fortunatelly it was only some simple nodejs scripts to test the Omega features.
Thanks for the tip about /etc/sysupgrade.conf, I'll try this one.