Snapshots – Home Assistant Backups

Now that you’ve got your system started, now would be a good time to make a backup of it. This can be done from the Hass.io tab. You can see here, I have an update waiting. I recommend always making a backup before updating.

  • From the Hass.io tab, select “Snapshots.”

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  • Simply name your backup file and click “Create.”

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  • Once, saved the backup will show in your Available Snapshots section.

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  • You can save this backup to your computer in case you need it later.
  • Navigate to it by reconnecting to the server like you did earlier when figuring out the learning curve.
  • This time, connect to the “backup” volume.

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  • You can drag this file to your computer to use later in case you need it.

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Restoring Home Assistant using Snapshot Backup

Restoring Home Assistant using a Snapshot is easy.

  • From a fresh install, set up Samba share, and navigate to the backup volume on the server.

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  • Drop the file you saved from earlier back into the backup volume and navigate to the Snapshot page in Home Assistant.
  • Click the refresh button in the top-right corner of the screen and your backup should pop up.
  • Click restore.
  • Home Assistant will restart and you’ll be back up and running.

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Snapshots are almost too easy for backups. Prior to this, it was required to copy and re-paste in your configuration files. Definitely always keep a backup copy somewhere safe or you’ll be stuck restarting from scratch at some point. Now that you have a backup of everything, you can move on to making your Home Assistant page accessible remotely.

If these guides have been helpful to you , please share them! If you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments. Thanks for visiting!

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