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bchemellibchemelli Posts: 7 Apprentice
How are folks creating disk images to help recover from a disk failure without having to re-calibrate their robots? I realize I can get an image from UR and the field calibrate.  Field calibrations are never as good as a 2 robot calibration.


  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,265 Handy
    You can always request the calibration.conf file from UR, generally takes them just a couple of hours to send it to us when we need it, all you need is the serial number. You’d request this from your local distributor and they can get it from UR.  The other way is to mount the drive to your laptop, you will need something that can mount a Linux drive and then copy the file from the drive and store it for safe keeping.  We’ve also had several times where the robot will not boot from the USB but we could still mount it on the laptop and get files off of it regardless. 

    Then it’s just a matter of putting the file in the correct folder and you have a “calibrated” robot image. 
  • bchemellibchemelli Posts: 7 Apprentice
    Matthew, are all of the calibration files located in the /root/.urcontrol   directory or are there more hiding places?
  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,265 Handy
    edited January 2020
    Yes, there’s just one file that you need, calibration.conf. The remainder of the files will come with the disk image from UR
  • jelmsjelms Posts: 34 Handy
    On a UR3 I removed the drive and on a linux machine used dd to archive the entire disk.
  • David_GariepyDavid_Gariepy Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 190 Handy
    If your robot is connected to your network, you can also use software such as filezilla to download/upload files to the controller
    David Gariépy
    Integration Coach
  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,265 Handy
    We also just released some cloud tools that allow anyone to keep their robot backed-up and synced in the cloud using a URCap, https://youtu.be/Pa6Axt9wdtk, if you want to learn more about it you can also read this post as well.   Using these tools the robot will automatically backup all the files necessary to rebuild the USB image as well as the files that are needed to send a support ticket to UR.  As you save programs each version is saved to the cloud and you can restore back to any previous version from the app.
  • mkardasinskimkardasinski Posts: 41 Handy
    We just create an image of the USB using a tool like Passmark's ImageUSB (Wintel environment). 
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