To Setup Scheduled Backups
Gateway backups can be created automatically in Ignition. You can set up a schedule to perform scheduled Gateway backups in the Gateway Webpage. The following is an example of setting up a daily Gateway backup schedule.
- Go to the Config tab of Gateway Webpage, and under System select Gateway Settings.
- On the Gateway Settings page, scroll down to the middle of the page to the Scheduled Backup Settings section.
The properties in this section allow you to enable and set the backup schedule.
- Select the checkbox for Enable Scheduled Backups.
This enables the scheduled backups to execute at a scheduled time.
In Backup Folder, type a path to a folder where the backups will be saved. For example, you can type:
\\computer\share\backupThe path to a folder where the backups are to be saved can be a local folder (
C:\backups) or a network path (
\\computer\share\backup) as shown in the image above.
In Backup Schedule, type a UNIX crontab scheduling string to specify when you want to make the backups.
For example, the code below makes a backup at
1hour after midnight, every day, every month, and every day of the week (1:15am every day).
In Retention Count, specify the number of most recent backups kept in the backup folder. For example, you can specify 14 if you want to only keep the last 14 backups. After 14 backups, the oldest backup will be deleted and the new one will be saved.
Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Now, the Gateway will automatically make backups for you based on the schedule of your settings.
Scheduled Backup Errors
If something is wrong with the scheduled backup system, Ignition will store error messages to the Gateway logs.