Hard disk backup using a parallel link
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SINUMERIK 840Di Manual (HBI) – 06.03 Edition
The operating actions explained in the following are intended to make a backup
copy of the entire hard disk of the PCU (disk image) and to transfer it to an ex-
ternal computer (PG/PC) using a parallel link.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The program Norton Ghostt (Version 6 or higher) is installed on the PCU
and on the ext. computer.
The operating system of the external computer is
– Windows 3.11
– Windows 95.
A directory for the backup copy is installed on the external computer and
enough memory capacity is provided.
In the BIOS of the PCU and of the external computer, the parallel interface is
set to EPP or ECP.
Before you transfer the backup copy (disk image), make sure that enough free
memory space is available on the ext. computer (PG/PC).
After the PCU has been turned on, the menu of the boot manager is displayed.
1. Select the menu option Service menu (hidden) using the CursorDown key
and then press the Input key.
The following menu will appear:
Install/Update SINUMERIK System
SINUMERIK Tools and Options
Start Windows NT (Service Mode)
SINUMERIK System Check
Start PC Link
Reboot (warm restart)
Your Choice [1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,P] ?
2. Choose Backup/Restore using the key "7".
15 SW Installation/Update and Data Backup
15.3 Data backup