The following backup steps apply to Building Operator Discovery projects in general. For projects using Modbus connectors there is an additional procedure to back-up the Register Maps. See, Modbus Connectors: Backing-up the register map(s).

  1. From the menu, select Folio in the Building Operator Discovery menu. Select Menu.
    For more information on Folio in Building Operator Discovery, see the Building Operator Discovery documentation.
  1. In the Folio pane, select Snapshots.
  1. From the menu, select Make Snapshot.
  1. Once the loading bar reaches 100 percent, your database snapshot displays directly below the menu in the Folio pane.
  1. Select the Folio snapshot name you want to back up to your computer, and then select one of the following:
  • Restore: This will upload the same version of the database you created when you made a snapshot. See below for instructions on how to properly restore.
  • Backup: This will save the database locally to your device in a Zip file.
  • Delete: This will remove the folio snapshot of the database.
  1. Select Backup. Save the zip file to a safe location on your computer for a later restore.
  1. If you are creating a backup of a project using Modbus connectors, to complete the backup, go to the next procedure: Modbus Connectors: Backing-up the register maps(s).
  1. If you are not creating a backup of a project using Modbus connectors, your backup is complete.

Modbus Connectors: Backing-up the register map(s)

After creating and saving the project snapshot in Building Operator Discovery, do the following additional steps to save and backup the Register Map source for a Modbus connector:

NOTE: The CSV backup file created in this procedure must match the current name of the Register Maps for the Modbus devices in your project.

  1. From the DB Building project tree, select Connectors > Modbus > Register Maps > <MyMap>.

    NOTE: <MyMap> is the name of a register map for one of the Modbus devices in your project.
  1. Select Edit Source at the bottom of the pane.
  • The Edit Source dialog box displays.
  1. Copy the Register Map source to the clipboard.
  1. Save the clipboard data to a CSV file, named: <MyMap>.csv.

    NOTE: "MyMap" is the name of the register map for the Modbus device selected in Step 1.
  1. Repeat for each register map as required.
  1. Keep the CSV file(s) together with the project snapshot file.
  • When you are ready to restore your project backup, you will also have to restore the register map file(s). See, Modbus Connectors: Restoring the register map(s).