How to create a copy of my firmware/filesystem on my GL-MT300N-V2, which I can restore later?


#1

Backing up setting through Luci does not seem sufficient for my use case as I have a lot of custom changes to the filesystem, samba shares, etc… Can anyone tell me the series of steps to create a copy of my firmware?


#2

Why not? You can list all files that you need to save in Luci.


#3

Sorry, not sure what that’s supposed to mean. I’m asking how to create a firmware image and you’re showing me a section of Luci where I can set individual files/folders to be preserved when I upgrade. I never said anything about upgrading. I don’t want to maintain a list of every single file I’ve ever modified, I just want to occasionally create a firmware image for backup purposes. That is a pretty common use case.


#4

OK, you want to build a firmware by yourself. You can use Imagebuilder to create a firmware quickly.


Making an image of the GL-MT300N-V2 firmware with all the settings and mods
#5

Actually, I believe they want to use your firmware, make custom changes, then back the whole firmware up for loading onto other routers.


#6

So imagebuilder is the best choice. They can place the modified configuration files in files folder, then rebuild it.