Backup and Restore
The Backup and Restore feature lets you create a backup of all the Hot Folders on your system and their settings.
Using Backup and Restore, you can:
Create an individual backup, which you can use to restore your Hot Folders and their settings.
Create a backup archive, which you can use to revert to the Hot Folders and their settings from a specific date.
Copy your Hot Folders and their settings to another system or group of systems. (This is a quick way to set up Hot Folders with identical settings for users working together or sharing Hot Folders on a network.)
The backup process creates copies of all your Hot Folders in a compressed (.fbf) file that contains all the Hot Folders on your system, saved with the following settings:
Hot Folder settings (Folder name and Description)
Network setting (Server Name and Job Action)
Job Properties settings (any print or imposition settings configured for the Hot Folder)
Input Format settings (any filters and application-specific formats configured for the Hot Folder)
The backup maintains the Hot Folder status (Activated or Deactivated).
After you back up Hot Folders, you can restore the Hot Folders and their settings to your system or to another system. In general, you want to restore your Hot Folders to the same location as the original, otherwise, the Hot Folders application creates duplicate Hot Folders with the same name that appear in the Fiery Hot Folders Console.
Backup of original files
The Backup does not include the original files inside the Hot Folders supporting folders. By default, this is where original files are archived.
If you want to back up your original files in case the Hot Folder is deleted, you can specify a location that is outside a Hot Folder.
You can specify a different location for archiving original files, instead of the folder automatically generated by Hot Folders, by setting the Save original files in option in Preferences. If you specify a different location, all original files from all Hot Folders will be saved in this common location. For more information, see Set Hot Folders preferences.