Synopsis

This utility captures a reloadable backup of FLOware software data to a USB device or floppy disks.

This Data Backup procedure is obsolete as of FLOware software release 2.9.3S; if your system has this newer version of FLOware software, refer instead to Backup System to USB.

A data backup includes:
  • all machine configurations,
  • IO configuration,
  • Servo Files, and
  • System files

Additionally, all current data used by the machine is saved:

  • Programs
  • Shapes
  • Materials
  • Material Defaults
  • Heads
  • Classes
  • Needles
  • Vision Patterns
  • Cross References
  • Management Info
  • Notes
  • Fixed Locations
  • Universal Options
  • SubTypesError Log
  • Base Info
  • Base Locations
  • internals
A data backup excludes:
operating software such as FLOware operating software, X-Windows, SYBASE, and QNX operating systems.

How to Create a Data Backup

Data Backup to USB

For instructions about creating a data only backup to USB, refer to Data Only Backup to USB.

Data Backup to Floppy Disk

For instructions about creating a data only backup to floppy disk, refer to Data Only Backup to Floppy Disk.