DOCA0172EN-12

Backup and Restore Panel Server Configuration

Presentation

At any moment after commissioning, the configuration of a Panel Server can be saved into a file and used to restore the configuration in a Panel Server of the same model, or the same Panel Server .

Schneider Electric recommends that you encrypt the backup file with a password to help secure sensitive information. Safeguard the backup file in a protected location to prevent unauthorized access.

NOTICE
Unauthorized data access
  • Secure access to the backup file by setting up a password.
  • Do not communicate a backup file to unauthorized persons.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage.
IMPORTANT: The backup file password is stored irreversibly. If you do not remember the password, the configuration backed up in the file becomes unusable.

Data related to commissioning is stored in the backup file, for example:

  • Commissioning data

    • System settings including date and time, networks (Ethernet, Wi-Fi), DPWS, Modbus S-L, Proxy, and Schneider Electric cloud platform activation status

    • IEEE 802.15.4 network settings and status

    • End-device settings and contextualization, including Modbus-SL, Modbus TCP/IP, IEEE 802.15.4, and inputs/outputs

    • Data sampling settings and contextualization

    • Events and alarms settings including notification configuration per alarm.

  • Custom models

The backup file only contains data that allows you to restore an installation back to a previous state, that is, the state it was in when generating the backup file. Therefore, it does not include data unrelated to commissioning, for example:

Availability

This function is available on Panel Server Entry , Universal , and Advanced .

Setting the Parameters

Backup restore is set as follows:
  • With EcoStruxure Power Commission (EPC) software

  • On the EcoStruxure Panel Server webpages, at Maintenance > Backup & restore

Panel Server Configuration Backup Settings

The following table describes the settings and where they are available.

Parameter

Description

EPC software

Webpages

Backup

Used to save the Panel Server configuration.

Backup settings

Used to name the backup file and help secure backup data by encrypting the backup file with a password.

IMPORTANT: The file password is stored irreversibly. If you do not remember the password, the configuration backed up in the file becomes unusable.

Panel Server Configuration Restore Settings

The following table describes the setting where it is available.

Parameter

Description

EPC software

Webpages

Restore

  • Used to restore configuration from a backup file.
  • Check that the Panel Server receiving the backup has a firmware revision equal to or greater than the firmware revision of the Panel Server used to create the backup file.
NOTE: A backup file can be restored only once and on one Panel Server only.

When the configuration is restored in the Panel Server , an error message may be displayed. The message indicates that the number of Modbus devices on the current Panel Server differs from the number of Modbus devices on the previous Panel Server when configuration was backed up.

NOTE: When the configuration is restored, existing logged data is flushed.

Restoring Configuration With Wireless Networks Permanently Disabled

The permanent deactivation of the wireless networks is not saved in the Panel Server backup file.

Setting this feature depends on the type of restored Panel Server :

If...

Then...

Data is restored in a new Panel Server

The wireless networks are enabled by default. If permanent deactivation is required as in the backed-up Panel Server , follow the procedure.

Data is restored in the same Panel Server

Wireless networks remain deactivated.

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