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Concept Concept 4/25/2017
Products: Automation Server, AS-B, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Project Configuration Tool
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 1.8, 1.9

Manual Backups

Manual Backup is a non-automated process of copying and storing data on a selected SmartStruxure server. You can use this option to create backups on an as-needed basis. You can also manually restore the data at any time.

You log on to one of the following SmartStruxure servers to initiate a manual backup:

Backup Set Naming

For manual backups, the system initially names the backup set by combining the SmartStruxure server name with the localized date and time of the machine running WorkStation. For scheduled backups, however, the system combines the SmartStruxure server name with the UTC time in the backup set name rather than the local time.

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The system also retains the UTC time of manually generated backups. To view the UTC time rather than the localized time for a manual backup set, select the Backup date property from the column selector of the Backup Sets List view. For more information, see Columns .

If you log on to the Enterprise Server in WorkStation to create a backup of the SmartStruxure server device, the system automatically checks for identical backup set names. If a name is found in the AS Archives folder, the system warns of a potential duplication by highlighting the Backup set name prefix box or the Backup set name suffix box in solid red. If you do not change the prefix or suffix, the system displays a red box around the backup set in the Backup set name column to indicate that there is an existing name. If you still do not change the name, the system automatically appends an extended time stamp to prevent the accidental overwriting. For more information, see Duplicate Backup Set Names in Multi-server Systems .

Local Backup and Restore of SmartStruxure Servers

In WorkStation, you can log on to a SmartStruxure server directly to perform manual backup and restore tasks.

For more information, see Local Backup and Restore of SmartStruxure Servers .

Remote Backup and Restore of SmartStruxure Server Devices

When you log on to an Enterprise Server, you can perform remote backups of any SmartStruxure server devices in the system. Whenever a backup occurs on the SmartStruxure server device, the system overwrites the locally stored file on the SmartStruxure server device with the new backup file. The Enterprise Server then retrieves and stores this backup file in a separate directory on the computer that runs the Enterprise Server.

For more information, see Remote Backup and Restore of SmartStruxure Server Devices .

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