Walk-through an automatic backup with the FTP option


In this walk-though, we'll use the automatic backup during startup option to create a backup, and then we'll send the backup over the Internet to an FTP address.





Access the setup->options->backup page and make these changes:


1. Check the STARTUP checkbox  under AUTO BACKUPS

2. In the FTP SENDING OPTIONS box, make 2 changes:


    a)  enter the FTP address to which the backup will be sent (the IP address used in this example is just a sample, it is not valid).

    b) select either  PROMPT BEFORE TAKING BACKUP AND FTPING, so you will be prompted to start the file transfer when the backup completes, or the  SEND (FTP) AUTOMATICALLY option, which will perform the FTP file transfer without prompting first.




1. Start H2OS with the above options set


During system startup, a message like this will appear:





If you click NO, the backup will be skipped and H2OS started.


Click YES to proceed with the backup


When the backup completes, a message like this will appear:



(substitute the drive and folder location with that specified in your setup->options->backup)


Click OK




Click YES and the backup will start and a message like this will appear





When the backup completes,  a message like this will appear:





Click OK





Click OK


Note: the Internet Transfer screen may not appear for automatic backups run during system startup. Should this happen, wait for the file transfer to complete and a message like this:






If the Internet Transfer screen does appear (see below), click START and the file transfer will be performed.


When the process completes, a. message will appear indicating success/failure of the operation.













H2OS startup will now proceed normally





Backup naming convention


The backup naming convention includes the constant "h2os_backup" and the date and time (hour:minutes) the backup was taken. An example of a backup file name: