Backing up Data

You can use the aiwbackup program to archive a copy of your TotalFlow Production Manager configuration, or allow the uninstall program to do the data backup. Then use the backup copy to restore the configuration.
  • You cannot use the backup and restore programs to back up data from one version of TotalFlow Production Manager and restore it to another version.
  • The aiwbackup program stops TotalFlow Production Manager automatically. If you use any other backup program, stop TotalFlow Production Manager first.
  • You can use aiwrestore to restore any data that you back up using aiwbackup or you can follow the restoration procedure in the TotalFlow Production Manager installer.

To do the data backup during the uninstall process, click Yes in the Back up Data dialog window, then specify the archive where you want the data to be stored and whether to include the jobs.

To back up TotalFlow Production Manager data from the command line:

  1. Log in to Windows as a local administrator.
  2. For an optimal display of language characters, set the font to Consolas or Lucida.
    1. Open a Command Prompt window.
      Dragging an activity in the Workflow Editor pod
    2. Right-click the command line icon, then click Properties.
    3. In the Font dialog, select either Consolas or Lucida Console, to change the default font, then click OK to save the new setting.
  3. Open a new Command Prompt window.
    In Windows Server 2008 or later versions of Windows, right-click the Command Prompt icon and click Run as Administrator.
  4. Enter one of these commands:
    • To save system data, control files, jobs, input files, and job files (the files in the spool directory that contain job information, including copies of input files):

      The default location where the backup data is saved is installation_drive:\installation_folder\bin\

    • To save system data, control files, and so on, but not jobs or job files:
      installation_drive:\installation_folder\bin\aiwbackup.bat -r

      Important: If you use the -r option when you back up TotalFlow Production Manager, you should also use it when you restore the system.

      • On aiwbackup, the -r option does not save jobs or job files.
      • On aiwrestore, the -r option does not restore jobs.
    • To specify a name and location of the archive where you want to store the backup data:
      installation_drive:\Installation_folder\bin\aiwbackup.bat -r -f
    The -f option specifies the name and location of the archive that contains the restored data.

    You see a confirmation message.

  5. Press enter to proceed with the backup.

    The backup might take several minutes to complete, depending on the number and size of files to be backed up. Some status updates appear in the command prompt window while the backup is running. When it completes, you can see the backup file in the folder you specified or the default location: installation_drive:\installation_folder\bin\