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Backing up and restoring the configuration

You can save the configuration of the MCU to a file that you can store away from the unit. If necessary this file can be used to restore the configuration of the unit.

To back up the configuration:

  1. Ensure that the FTP service is enabled on the Network  > Services page.
  2. Connect to the MCU using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, enter the same ones that you use to log in to the unit's web interface as an administrator.
    You will see a file called configuration.xml. This contains the complete configuration of your unit.
  3. Copy this file and store it somewhere safe.

The backup process is now complete.


To restore the configuration:

  1. Locate the copy of the configuration.xml file that you want to restore.
  2. Ensure that the FTP service is enabled on the Network  > Services page.
  3. Connect to the MCU using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, use the same ones that use to log in to the unit's web interface as an administrator.
  4. Upload your configuration.xml file to the unit, overwriting the existing file on the unit.

The restore process is now complete.

Note that the same process can be used to transfer a configuration from one unit to another. However, before doing this, be sure to keep a copy of the original feature keys from the unit whose configuration is being replaced.

If you are using the configuration file to configure a duplicate unit, for example in a network where you have more than one MCU, be aware that if the original unit was configured with a static address, you will need to reconfigure the IP address on any other units on which you have used the configuration file.