You would like to use the command prompt for the PLCDataBackup software? No problem! Besides the user interface you can also operate the software via the command line. You only need a few steps to do this. With this quick guide you can control SPSDataBackup in no time at all via command prompt.
Only three steps:
Use the keyboard shortcut “WINDOWS + R”.
Change to the directory location of the PLCDataBackup
As you can see in the left picture, the call from PLCDataBackup leads to a help text. You have two options for this. Either you can scan the complete PLC with all data blocks or you make a selection.
The first variant requires information on the PLC connection (IP address, rack, slot), the desired action (backup or restore) and the storage path (file name e.g. C:\SPSDataBackup\Filename). Start the backup or restore by using the required information in the correct order.
With the “Backup” action, the software scans the data block numbers in the range between 1 and 60,000 and simultaneously backs up the data of all existing data blocks in the scanned area with full length. This procedure takes several minutes. If you want to make further settings for the data modules, variant 2 is suitable.