Network history

Modified on Fri, 5 Apr at 9:05 AM

Network history allows two recovery options: BACKUPS and SNAPSHOTS. Both options are stored copies of the network program. The difference between the two is that snapshots are saved automatically, whereas backups are created and stored manually.

A total of fifty snapshots will be stored automatically. When more are stored, the oldest will be removed to allow space for the newest. A new network snapshot is taken each time a network configuration change is made. Snapshots only have a date and time stamp and cannot be renamed. They are intended to provide a quick method to return to a previous network configuration if you happen to make a mistake during programming (a little like the “undo” function available on PC’s).

To create a permanent backup, you must have internet connection available. Select Create a new backup and then enter a description (name) for the backup. A date and timestamp will automatically be added to the backup. The device on which the backup/snapshot was taken is also shown. Backups are stored on the cloud server and cannot be removed

To recover a backup or a snapshot, first select the backup or snapshot from the list available. You will then be prompted with a menu where your options are Preview, Restore and Cancel

Selecting Preview shows you a visual example of how the configure will look in the app if you decide to restore that particular backup or snapshot.  Select Leave in the top right of the screen to leave the preview image. You can then decide to Restore the backup/snapshot or Cancel.

When restoring a backup, the system checks for any changes that may have been implemented between the current version of network and the version to be restored (such as devices being added or removed). If conflicts are noticed, they system will try to resolve these if possible. Popup messages may be displayed to indicate issues that may not have been possible to resolve, or to inform that devices added since the restored backup have been organised to a specific group for easy identification.

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