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Products: Automation Server, AS-B, Enterprise Central, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Project Configuration Tool
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1
11/7/2018

Backing Up EcoStruxure BMS Servers Manually

You back up multiple EcoStruxure BMS servers manually to copy and store data that is frequently updated.

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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.

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

Backup Set Naming

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

Tip:

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 SmartX server, 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 EcoStruxure BMS Servers

In WorkStation, you can log on to an EcoStruxure BMS server directly to perform manual backup and restore tasks.

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

Remote Backup and Restore of SmartX Servers

When you log on to an Enterprise Server, you can perform remote backups of any SmartX server in the system. Whenever a backup occurs on the SmartX server, the system overwrites the locally stored file on the SmartX server 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 SmartX Servers .

To back up EcoStruxure BMS servers manually
  1. In WorkStation, in the System Tree pane, select the EcoStruxure BMS server.

  2. On the Actions menu, click Backup .

  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, in the Backup set name prefix box, type some text at the beginning of the file name that helps identify the backup set.

  4. In the Backup set name suffix box, type some text at the end of the file name that helps identify the backup set.

  5. In the Include column, select the EcoStruxure BMS servers that you want to include in the backup, or click the Select All button

     
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    to include all the listed EcoStruxure BMS servers in the backup.

  6. In the Backup content column, select the type of data you want to back up for each EcoStruxure BMS server:

    • Select Configuration only to back up the configuration database and custom object type data.

    • Select All data to back up the configuration, historical data, and custom object type data.

  7. In the Backup set description column, type a brief description up to 255 characters to help identify the content of each backup.

  8. Click the Synchronize Description button

     
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    to add the same backup set description entered for one EcoStruxure BMS server to all the other backup sets.

  9. Click the Synchronize Content button

     
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    to add the same content type chosen for one EcoStruxure BMS server to all the other backup sets.

  10. Click the Synchronize All button

     
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    to add both the backup set description and the content type chosen for one EcoStruxure BMS server to all the other backup sets.

  11. Click Backup .

  12. In the Backup Status dialog box, verify that the backups succeeded and click Close .

  • Manual Backups
  • Mass Backup
  • Synchronizing EcoStruxure BMS Server Backups on a Network
  • Checking the Backup Status of an EcoStruxure BMS Server
  • Backup Options Dialog Box
  • Backup Status Dialog Box