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BACnet b3 controllers - Backup to Flash operation.

Issue

Backing up b3 controllers to flash.

Environment

BACnet

b3 controllers

Backup to Flash

Cause

B3 Backup to Flash does not operate as expected.

Resolution

The b3 controller Backup to Flash operates as follows;

System variables that indicate the status of Flash / Backup.

  • StatusBackup – Indicates if backup is needed, has been done, or is in progress.
  • StatusFlash - Indicates that the flash is empty, valid or has failed.
  • LastBackup – Indicates the time and data of the last backup.

 

Backup to Flash Operation.

  • Downloading a controller will clear the flash memory.
  • Resetting a controller will clear the flash memory.
  • A download to a controller which fails, will clear the flash memory.
  • Setting the controller "RestartMode" variable to Cool Start, will reload the controller from flash memory on power up, assuming there is a valid backup available..

 

  • Downloading a single object to the controller does not clear the flash memory.
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