The easiest way to create a backup of the Gateway is using the Gateway Webpage.
The System Backup/Restore page will be displayed. Make sure the Backup tab is selected, then click Download Backup.
By default, this downloads a
.gwbk file extension to your local file system in your Downloads folder.
The Gateway Backup default filename will look like GatewayName_Ignition-backup-YYYYMMDD-HHMM.gwbk where YYYYMMDD-HHMM is the timestamp of when it was created.
In Windows and Linux, you can use the command-line utility to create a Gateway backup. To run the Command-line Utility, open a shell and enter the command below.
If you want to add a timestamp, you need to enter the date and time in the filename. Refer to the Command-line Utility page for a complete list of 'gwcmd' options.
gwcmd -b C:\Backups\Ignition\IgnitionBackup.gwbk
Go to the Config tab and click on System > Backup/Restore.
The System Backup/Restore screen will be displayed. Click on the Restore tab. Read carefully through the restoration settings, and check the ones you wish to enable.
If you check the Restore Disabled box, all projects, project resources, notifications, alarm journals, database connections, OPC connections, devices, scripts and third party modules will be disabled upon restart.
Click Choose File, then navigate to your Gateway backup file (*.gwbk). By default, all your Gateway backup files are saved in your Downloads folder unless you select another folder location to choose an exisiting Gateway Backup file (
*.gwbk) to restore.
.gwbk), and click Open.
In Windows and Linux, you can use the command-line utility to restore a Gateway backup. To run the Command-line Utility, open a shell and enter the command below. Refer to the Command-line Utility page for a complete list of 'gwcmd' options.
gwcmd -s C:\Backups\Ignition\IgnitionBackup.gwbk