Not keeping good backups can place your business in peril. Your CIMCO DNC Max communications system is part of the revenue/production process so it’s very critical to be able to easily recover from a server failure. There is a way to easily generate a backup that can be used to restore your configuration in the event of an accidental modification, hardware failure or other catastrophic event with the server hosting the software.
Backing up DNC Max Server
In order to backup your DNC Max Server configuration, run the DNC Max Client. From within the client choose the “Setup” option the “Backup Server Configuration” as pictured:
Save the resulting file in a safe location, at any point you can use that file to restore the DNC Max Configuration to an existing or new installation.
Other Considerations for Backing up CIMCO DNC Max
Keep in mind that CIMCO DNC Max may not be the only critical product running on your server. Be sure to account for all other products CIMCO or otherwise. One nice thing about most of the CIMCO Products is that there are no registry entries. That means that as long as none of the files are in use, you can backup the directory for easy restoration in the future without having to go through the installation process. There are situations where this is not enough, such as if you are running a license server, NC-Base, CIMCO PDM or MDC-Max. Consult your CIMCO Reseller before finalizing your business continuity planning for your CIMCO Software. Alternatively you can always contact us to discuss your setup and if we can’t help you we’ll certainly try to get you pointed in the right direction.