'Create Project Snapshot' creates a complete configuration backup of all stations and the complete dynamic status of the entire system at this time.

Additionally, some trend performance counters, screenshots, and other settings are also saved.

  • A 'Project Snapshot' is stored on the local disk.
  • Each snapshot will be saved in a newly created folder, named after the saved system (or systems). A snapshot info file (snapshots.ssi) tracks all saved snapshots.
  • You can use the 'Clone Station' feature and the combination of this feature on all participants to manage a complete system and restore a 'Project Snapshot' state.

Creating a configuration backup

  1. Click on 'File' > 'Create Project Snapshot' to start the snapshot wizard.
  • If the network contains more than a single system, the following dialog will appear:
  1. Select the system and click OK to confirm.
'Save Snapshot' dialog
  1. Give the snapshot a name, e.g., the same one as your project.
  • By default, the name is prefixed with the current date and time.
  1. Choose from the options below:



Collect Full Station Contents

Stores the whole configuration block of all stations found to the local hard drive.

This option must be enabled to use the 'Clone Station' feature

Update unsaved changed before reading from Flash

All none-permanent changes are written to the flash memory.

Update Mirror Copy

Creates a backup of the actual configuration inside the station. This could be used to restore the complete station configuration without having a snapshot

Read Error Logging Lists

If a station has the error logging feature switched on, the detected errors will also be stored to the local hard drive

After loading the snapshot, the list can be shown via the menu command “Extras” > “Station” > ‘Get whole Error Logging List’.

Read Injected Sounds

If this option is enabled, the 384 kB sample file stored in the stations is included in the snapshot so that the audio file can be analyzed and played offline.

After loading the snapshot, the sound can be shown/played via a configured “PLAY SOUND” button (menu “Station” > “Configure Virtual Keypad”).

Store available SD-Card Infos

If this option is selected, all available wave headers – i.e., the first kB of the audio file (available Meat Data of the sound file) – are included in the snapshot.


  1. Click on the 'OK' button to start the process.
  • The progress bar shows the processing status.
  • After completion, the path to the snapshot file is shown.
  1. Click on 'OK' to finish the creation of the snapshot.

A snapshot has to be treated as confidential data.