Backup is the process of copying and storing data so that the copy can be used to restore data if a loss occurs. You can also use a backup to revert to an older version. In the EcoStruxure BMS, you can perform backups on an all EcoStruxure BMS servers and their devices. EcoStruxure BMS server backups should take place during non-business hours.
Using WorkStation, you can back up data to the local drive of each installed EcoStruxure BMS server. The EcoStruxure Building Operation software stores the files by date in a predefined directory location on the server to which WorkStation is connected. For more information, see Backup Sets .
The EcoStruxure Building Operation backup function enables you to back up different types of data.
For more information, see Types of Data .
Backup sets are compressed backup files used for restoring data. The EcoStruxure Building Operation software stores the local backup set for an Enterprise Server or automation servers in the Local folder within the Backup sets folder.
For more information, see Backup Sets .
A scheduled backup is an automated way to back up data on an EcoStruxure BMS server. You can back up EcoStruxure BMS servers individually using each EcoStruxure BMS server’s local backup rule. You can also use backup rules to synchronize the backups of all the EcoStruxure BMS servers on your network.
For more information, see Scheduled Backups .
Manual Backup is a non-automated process of copying and storing data on a selected EcoStruxure BMS server. You can use this option to create backups on an as-needed basis. You can also manually restore the data at any time.
For more information, see Manual Backups .
Mass backup is a method of performing a manual, simultaneous backup of all the EcoStruxure BMS servers in the network, which is useful for capturing data at a critical point, such as prior to an upgrade. You can choose which EcoStruxure BMS servers you want to back up along with the type of data for each.
For more information, see Mass Backup .
Before upgrading the system, it is strongly recommended that you archive the historical data and back up the EcoStruxure BMS servers to preserve the current data and configurations.
For more information, see System Backup .
Backup Status displays the statuses of an EcoStruxure BMS server: Ready, Backing up, or Backup succeeded.
For more information, see Backup Status .