Creating a System Backup (step by step)

After you select a back up device or media, follow these steps to back up a groov EPIC Unit.

NOTE: You can not run the backup feature from the groov EPIC processor.

1. On a computer or mobile device, log into your groov EPIC processor with a user ID that has administrator authority.

2. Select Maintenance button .

3. Select Backup button.  

The Backup screen appears listing the groov EPIC back up options. 

Backup Menu

4. Select the information you want to backup by moving the corresponding slider to the right so that it shows green.

NOTE: In the Advanced section, all except Server SSL Certificates are backed up by default. If you do not want certain information backed up, move the slider to the left so that it shows grey. 




The Standard options on the Backup screen include:

  • I/O Configuration. Saves the changes you made to the channels on the modules you had mounted on the chassis at the time you ran the backup. It also saves which type of module was mounted on each slot.
  • Accounts. The user IDs and passwords, plus the scope of each user ID’s access. If there is a secure shell account, it is not included in the backup.
  • Networking and Firewall. The settings for the Eth0 and Eth1 network interfaces and the settings for the Network Options (DNS Method, Gateway Method, and Gateway Address). The firewall settings you chose for Control Engine, Modbus TCP, OptoMMP, and the groov EPIC processor, as well as any rules you created.
  • Time and Display. The time zone and time servers you selected. However, if you manually set your date and time (in other words, you did not select time zones or time servers), the date and time you manually selected are save.
  • License.
  • Node-RED. Part of a Node-RED project can include a credentials file, which can contain sensitive information like user names, passwords, and security keys. It’s important that you apply your own security or encryption to the backup file to protect this information.
  • Sparkplug.
  • Client SSL Certificates.
  • User Files. Only the first 10 MB of files you uploaded. After you create the backup file, you can review it to see which user files were stored in the backup file. Make sure to track this quantity so that if you exceed this limit, you can manually backup the remaining files through other methods.
  • Server SSL Certificates. The server SSL certificates include sensitive information, like the web server’s private key. If you select this, it’s important that you apply your own security or encryption to the backup file to protect this information. NOTE: All except Server SSL Certificates are backed up by default. If you do not want certain information backed up, move the slider to the left so that it shows grey. 

5. Select Download Backup.

6. Navigate to the folder or media where you want to store the backup file. 

NOTE: groov Manage constructs the file name to include the date and time that you run the backup as part of the file name. If you want to give it a different name, change the name in the File name field.

7. Select Save.


TIP: We recommend that you apply some form of security on the backup file as the last step.

For more information, see Form 2267, groov  EPIC User's Guide.



Steps to back up the groov EPIC unit.

TIP: Backing up regularly helps maintain your groov EPIC unit should you have to restore it in the event of a reset.