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Backing up and restoring the configuration using FTP

You can back up and restore the configuration of the MCU through its web interface. To do so, go to Settings > Upgrade. For more information, refer to Upgrading and backing up the MCU.

You can also save the configuration of the MCU using FTP.

To back up the configuration via FTP:

  1. Ensure that FTP 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 MCU's web interface as an administrator.
    You will see a file called configuration.xml. This contains the complete configuration of your MCU.
  3. Copy this file and store it somewhere safe.

The backup process is now complete.


To restore the configuration using FTP:

  1. Locate the copy of the configuration.xml file that you want to restore.
  2. Ensure that FTP 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 MCU's web interface as an administrator.
  4. Upload your configuration.xml file to the MCU, overwriting the existing file on the MCUs.

The restore process is now complete.


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

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


Related topics

  • Upgrading and backing up the MCU