Now, let’s restore a Gateway backup on the selected Agent.
When restoring from a backup using this task, the newly restored agent will retain it's previous name.
On the Controller, navigate to Configure > Enterprise Administration > Agent Tasks, and click on the Create new Gateway Task link.
Select the Restore Backup, and press Next.
Some screenshots will not be duplicated. You can refer to the screenshots in the Collect Backup section as you work your way through each topic.
You can also restore a Gateway backup on a selected Agent with the option to install modules, giving you the opportunity to install modules while, at the same time, restoring from an Agent backup.
Restoring an Agent backup with the option to install modules works where the Controller and the Agent(s) are on versions 7.9.13 or newer. This functionality is not backward compatible.
This task allows you to install one or more modules on an Agent. You may pass in the modules to install while creating the task, or choose from the archived modules. Modules are archived in the Collect Backup task.
As an example, suppose you accidentally uninstalled the Alarm Notification and OPC-UA Modules from your Agent. Let's go ahead and reinstall them using the Install Modules task.
On the Controller, lets create another Gateway Task to restart the agent. This task will stop the Ignition service on the Agent and start it back up again.