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How to Backup Adept Robot Controller with Adept ACE Software?

Background

Adept Robot Smart CX controller uses compact flash card for its operating system and program. Compact flash card is much stabler than hard drive base system due to it has no moving part. However, it is always a good idea  to backup the system after major software or configuration change. Backing up the controller with Adept ACE (Automation Control Environment) software is much easy.

Steps to Backup Up Adept Robot Controller

  1. Get online with CX controller by connecting your computer with the controller on Ethernet and select “New SmartController Workspace”. Then double click on controller’s IP address.

     Get online with Controller

    Get online with Controller

  2. Click on the Backup/Restore button. Then select “Backup V+” option.  Then click “Next”

    Select Backup/Restore

    Select Backup/Restore

  3. Enter location for backup files. Then click on the “Backup” button.

    Select Backup Location

    Select Backup Location

  4. It will take several minutes to back up the controller’s essential files.

    Backing Up

    Backing Up

  5. The Backup process only backs up Adept V+ files. It does not backup application files.  Application  files should be manually copied to back up folder. The way to copy files from controller is through ACE’s built in File Explorer.

    Use ACE File Explorer to Copy Additional Files

    Use ACE File Explorer to Copy Additional Files

  6. Copy folders and files that are on controller but not backed up. Paste them to backup location. This may take several minutes. If backup process complains that it takes too long to copy files, just keep hitting continue to finish the process.

    Additional Files and Folder to Backup Location

    Additional Files and Folder to Backup Location

  7. When you are done, click on “Disconnect Controller” icon to disconnect from the controller. If controller is not dis-connected from ACE software properly, you may have problem to get online with this controller again. You may have to reboot the controller to re-connect.

    Dis-connect ACE from Controller

    Dis-connect ACE from Controller

Restoring Controller

Restoring controller is easy with ACE as well. Just follow the screen prompt after you select “Restore V+” option. Be sure to manually copy additional files to compact flash card at the end. If the compact flash card is damaged, you need to order an replacement directly from Adept before restore can be performed

 

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