Backup_Restore Utility

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Quick Guide for
Backup_Restore Utility.exe
PT-60 /PT-80 Series Mobile Computer
DOC NO. UM-PT805-05
Jun. 2009
Version 1.0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 2
1. 1 WARNING MESSAGE....................................................................................................................... 3
2. APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT ................................................................................................... 4
3. EXECUTING BACK UP ................................................................................................................... 5
4. EXECUTING RESTORE .................................................................................................................. 8
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1. Introduction
It is necessary to have power supplied to the memory module (namely, Random Access
Memory, RAM) to maintain all data and settings stored in it. When the power of a Windows CE
based equipment fails, normally, all data and configuration settings, per explained above, will
be lost. Then, when the power is back on, the equipment will execute “cold-boot “to bring the
equipment back to default status.
To help Windows CE equipment (namely, Argox mobile computers) users sustaining important
application related data files and configuration settings, Backup_Restore Utility was
developed.
Backup_Restore Utility is an easy to use and simple software utility. It can, when needed,
backup and restore critical information like serial number of this Windows CE equipment and
data files (only file types which can be duplicated) stored in this Windows CE equipment. Also,
version ID of Backup_Restore Utility will be displayed at the right bottom corner of the main
screen.
Backup_Restore Utility can establish or restore back up data files in the following locations of
this Windows CE equipment:

Flash Disk -- File folders in Flash ROM of this equipment

SD_MMC – SD card as extension memory of this equipment
Backup_Restore Utility can back up or restore the following two types of data files:

File System – All file folders and data files except Flash Disk、User Application、
SD_MMC card、CF card

Registry – Windows CE equipment serial number registered in the system
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1. 1 Warning Message
A warning message window will be prompt when double-clicking Backup_Restore Utility.exe
to open this utility. Please refer to the picture below for details.
Warning Message Window
This warning message reminds user to:
1. Plug in external AC power supply;
2. Close all other application windows;
3. Do not enter “suspend mode” when application program is being executed.
Then, when this warning message window been acknowledged (select “OK”) and closed, main
screen of Backup_Restore Utility.exe will be opened.
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2. Application Environment
Argox mobile computers, i.e. PT-80/82 series, PT-60 series, can all be supported by
Backup_Restore Utility. Differentiated by hardware and language versions, restore can not
be processed if the hardware or language version is different.
When Backup_Restore Utility is used on older version mobile computers, after executing
restore and warm-boot, the system will retrieve data (i.e. “os.ini” and “scan.ini”) from specified
file folders to configure the mobile computer accordingly.
On the other hand, if Backup_Restore Utility is used on new version mobile computers, the
configuration settings will be initiated normally.
The following table gives clear version indications to identify if the target mobile computer is
categorized as new version.
Products
HW Version
NK Version
PT82
PT801-01x
Axx-1.01x(or beyond)
PT80 G4
PT801-002(or before)
Axx-1.06x(or beyond)
PT80 H3
PT801-003(or beyond)
Axx-2.04x(or beyond)
PT60
P6001-0xx
Axx-1.20x(or beyond)
Terminal Information Window
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3. Executing Back Up
After entering Backup_Restore Utility main screen, back up settings will be made via the
screen as below:
Back Up Setting Screen Display
User can select the following different location to establish back up file folder:

Flash Disk – using internal Flash Disk file folder

SD_MMC – using external optional SD card

-- selecting one specific file holder from Flash Disk or SD_MMC card
As Backup_Restore Utility will not back up data files stored in CF card and SD card,
therefore, the item shown in the screen picture above, i.e. “ Available “ means:
-
total data file size in the mobile computer excluding those stored in Flash Disk, User
Applications, SD_MMC card, CF card.
Therefore, the actual back up file size, due to only limited file types can be duplicated and
stored ( please refer to Section 1 ), will be smaller than the size shown in “Available”.
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If user changes the back up file holder location selection, the execution path and the file size
shown in “Available” will be changed as well. This design gives the convenience to the user so
the user will always know the back up file location and the maximum size of the file. Also, user
can select if File System or Registry (or both) needs to be duplicated and stored. However, at
least one of these two types (File System or Registry) needs to be selected to continue the
back up process.
After clicking on the “Start “button, back up process will be started and the green bar will
indicate the progress accordingly.
Back Up Screen Display
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When the back up process is completed, a message window as shown below will be popped
up indicating if the process is successful or failed.
Back Up Complete Message Screen
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4. Executing Restore
After entering Backup_Restore Utility main screen, restore settings will be made via the
screen as below:
Restore Setting Screen Display
User can select the following different location to establish restored file folder:

Flash Disk – using internal Flash Disk file folder

SD_MMC – using external optional SD card

-- selecting one specific file folder from Flash Disk or SD_MMC card
If user changes the restore file folder location selection, the execution path and the file size
shown in “Available” will be changed as well. This design gives the convenience to the user so
the user will always know the restore file location and the maximum size of the file. Also, user
can select if File System or Registry ( or both ) needs to be restored. However, at least one of
these two types ( File System or Registry ) needs to be selected to continue the restore
process.
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After clicking on the “Start “button, restore process will be started and the green bar will
indicate the progress accordingly.
Before restore process been executed, Backup_Restore Utility will check the hardware and
language version. If any of these two versions is found not match, the restore process will be
terminated.
Restore Screen Display
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When the restore process is completed, a message window as shown below will be popped up
indicating if the process is successful or failed.
Restore Complete Message Screen
When clicking on “OK”, another message window will be popped up to alert user to
perform”warm-boot “to complete the restore operation (as shown in picture below).
Warm-Boot Instruction Screen Display
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