Backing up data

You can use a backup script to archive a copy of your Ricoh ProcessDirector system configuration.
To back up Ricoh ProcessDirector data:
  1. Log in to the primary computer.
  2. Start a command prompt as an administrator. Even if you are logged on to your system as an administrator, you must start the command prompt by selecting Run as administrator from the right-click menu.
  3. Enter C:\Program Files\Ricoh\ProcessDirector\bin\aiwbackup.bat with any of these options:
    Option Description
    -f filename Back up data to a directory and file name other than the default, which is C:\aiw\aiw1\temp\aiw_backup_data.[timestamp].zip.
    -m Do not make a backup image of the DB2 database.
    -r Input files and job files (the files in the spool directory that contain job information, including copies of input files) are saved by default. A backup with the -r option does not save input files or job files, but it does save jobs. System data and control files are always saved.
      Important:
    • The -r option is slightly different on the aiwbackup and aiwrestore commands:
      • On aiwbackup, the -r option removes only input files and job files from the saved system. It does not delete the jobs from the system.
      • On aiwrestore, the -r option removes jobs, input files, and job files from the restored system.
      If you use the -r option when you back up Ricoh ProcessDirector , you should also use it when you restore the system to avoid restoring jobs whose files have not been saved.
    -h or -? Display help for the aiwbackup command.
    For example, this command saves data, including jobs, but not including input files or job files:
    • C:\Program Files\Ricoh\ProcessDirector\bin\aiwbackup.bat -r
    You see a message that all servers will be stopped, whether jobs and input files will be backed up, and the location of the backed up files.
  4. Enter Y to proceed with the backup.
    The backup runs in the background and might take several minutes to complete, depending on the number and size of files to be backed up. No status updates appear in the command prompt window, but the script is running. When it completes, you can see the backup file in C:\aiw\aiw1\temp.