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Hi, since I spent two hours figuring out how the backup of the interal emmc storage works, here is how I got it running on a recent REV C BBB from Element14:

  • The SD-card really has to be formatted with FAT16, which is only possible with SD-cards <= 4 GB
  1. * Open a command window and enter diskpart
  2. * Select the SD-card as disk with select disk (list disk shows all disk)
  3. * Enter clear (make really sure, that you selected the SD-card)
  4. * Keep diskpart open
  5. * Open the disk-management in Windows
  6. * Create a new partition with exactly 4048 MB and format it with FAT16
  7. * Go back to diskpart, enter "select partition 1" and afterwards active
  8. * Create a folder "dtds" on the SD-card

Copy am335x-boneblack.dtb into the dtds folder Insert the SD-card into the BBB and just power it up (no need to hold down the S2-button)

The USR0 LED should start blinking in a regular pattern (not the heartbeat pattern)

But now the backup solution works really fine and is perfect to clone a running configuration for the BBB onto further BBBs.

00:35, 23 July 2015

Very Important:

When using the REV C BBB from element14, the folder created should be named "dtbs". The above post has a mistake.

14:42, 2 December 2015

I got a new cards from Embest. This solution isn't works. It mean "Copy the entire content of https://s3.amazonaws.com/beagle/beagleboneblack-save-emmc.zip" not allow me to flash an image.

May be exist an other way?

09:53, 5 December 2017

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