LESSON

Making Ignition Gateway Backups

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Learn how to create a backup of Ignition in two different ways, either by using the Gateway Webpage or from the Gateway Control Utility (GCU).

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[00:00] When you make changes in Ignition it's a good idea to take a back-up of your work. The best way to do this is with the Gateway backup. When you make a Gateway backup, it will save all of your projects, any of your tags that you have set up, as well as any configuration changes you've made, such as your redundancy settings, any authentication profiles with user setup in them, device and database connections, or any OPC servers you've connected to. The only thing that it will not save is the actual data that's stored within your database, such as tag history or transaction group data. There are two ways to take a Gateway backup. First, we can come into the Configure section, and go to the Backup Restore page. You'll notice there's a button here to Download Backup. We can download this backup, and now that it's done, we can see it in the downloads folder that our browser has downloaded it to. When you take a backup this way, it will automatically be named "ignition-backup" with the date and time that the backup was taken at, so you know when that backup was from. The other way to take a backup is to use the Gateway Control Utility. In the Gateway Control Utility, you can use this Gateway Backup link to take a backup of your Gateway. Here, you can set what you want the name of the file to be, as well as where it's saved to. One thing to note, is that either one of these methods require that the Gateway actually be running to take the Gateway backup.

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