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Network Camera
VB-C300/VB-C300B
Backup Tool & Restore Tool
User's Manual
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2. The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
3. Notwithstanding above 2 items, Canon accepts no responsibility for any effects
resulting from use of this manual
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    Backup Tool & Restore Tool User’s Manual Note 1. All rights reserved. 2. The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice. 3. Notwithstanding above 2 items, Canon accepts no responsibility for any effects resulting from use of this manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Overview ............................3 Intoroduction .........................3 1.1. 1.2. Operating Environment ......................3 Backup Tool Operating Procedure....................5 Backup Process Flow......................5 2.1. 2.2. Boot-Up ..........................5 2.3. Selection of Camera to be Backed Up ..................5 2.4. Enter Camera Information One by One in [Camera Information Entry Dialog] ......6 Read Camera Information from Camera Specification File ...........9 2.5.

  • Page 3: Overview

    VB-C300 cameras. Trademark Notice ● Canon and Canon logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. ● Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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    Overview Note <Backup Tool / Restore Tool> ● Don’t unplug or turn off the camera during the backup/restore process, or it might cause damage to the camera. ● Don’t run Backup Tool or Restore Tool at the same time on multiple PCs, which are connected to the same network.

  • Page 5: Backup Tool Operating Procedure

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2. Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.1. Backup Process Flow ● Following is the backup process flow. Booting Backup Selecting Camera Executing Backup Log to be Tool to be backed up Process created ※ there are 2 ways of selecting cameras. 2.2.

  • Page 6: Enter Camera Information One By One In [camera Information Entry Dialog]

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.4. Enter Camera Information One by One in [Camera Information Entry Dialog] ● Enter camera information in [Camera Information Entry Dialog]. ① Enter camera information ② ③ ⑦ ④ ⑤ ⑥ ⑧ ① Host Name Enter camera’s host name or IP address. ②...

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure ⑦ Add Camera Information Click [Add from a Camera Specification File] to register entered information in the process ①~⑥ to the camera information list. No. of Camera Information Camera Information List Up to 30 camera information can be registered. The number of added camera information is displayed on the right side in the center of the dialog box.

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure Upon completion of the backup process, the results are displayed in the log list dialog box. For more information about the logs, please refer to section 2.7 (page 14). Note If a backup file is saved as the same name as the log file, the log information will be added to the backup file.

  • Page 9: Read Camera Information From Camera Specification File

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.5. Read Camera Information from Camera Specification File ● For backup of multiple cameras, it is reccomended to read camera information from a camera specification file. ● Add camera information using [Add from Camera Specification File]. ①...

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure ● A camera specification file should be created in CSV format, including the following information in the following order. Item Description Remarks ① Host Name Camera’s host name or IP address Must ② Administrator Account Camera’s Administrator Account Default: root ③...

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure ■ Omission of camera information Camera information can be omitted, except “Host Name” and “Backup File Name”. Each default value is as mentioned in the above list [Contents of a camera specification file]. “Host Name” and “Backup File Name” are must, so if the information are omitted, the camera specification file won’t be read.

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure ② Execution Click [Start] to execute the backup process. Upon completion of the backup process, the results are displayed in the log list dialog box. For more information about the logs, please refer to section 2.7 (page 14).

  • Page 13: Deletion Of Camera Information

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.6. Deletion of Camera Information ● Click the [Delete Camera Information] button to delete added camera information from a camera information list. Select camera information from the list and click the [Delete Camera Information] button. The [Delete Camera Information] button becomes active only when camera information is selected.

  • Page 14: Log List And Log File Saving

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.7. Log List and Log File Saving ● After executing the backup process, the results are displayed in the log list and the log file is automatically saved. ● The log file is automatically saved in a folder, where Backup Tool exe file [VBC300BK.exe] is located.

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    Backup Tool Operating Procedure ● The following message is displayed when you operate as mentioned below with the log file unsaved, after the log file fails to be saved. If you need to save the log file, press [No] in the message dialog then press [Save] in the log list to save the file manually.

  • Page 16: Backup File

    Backup Tool Operating Procedure 2.8. Backup File ● Backup file creation information can be checked using editor, like Notepad. ① ② ③ ④ [Information can be checked using editor] ① Model No. and whole version ③ Backup File Creation Date & Time ②...

  • Page 17: Restore Tool Operating Procedure

    Restore Tool Operating Procedure 3. Restore Tool Operating Procedure 3.1. Restore Process Flow ● Following is the restore process flow. Booting Restore Selecting camera to be Executing Log to be Tool restored and backup file Restoration generated 3.2. Boot-Up ● Double Click on exe file [VBC300RS.exe] to boot Restore Tool.

  • Page 18: Restore Process

    Restore Tool Operating Procedure 3.3. Restore Process ● Enter information of camera to be restored and specify a backup file name in the Restore Tool dialog. ① ② ③ ④ ⑤ ⑦ ⑥ ⑧ ① Host Name Enter camera’s host name and IP address. ②...

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    Restore Tool Operating Procedure ⑥ Restoration of Administrator Account and User List Checked: The administrator password, authorized user list and the passwords are to be returned to the one which were taken when the backup file was created. Unchecked: The administrator password, authorized user list and the passwords are not to be restored.

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    Restore Tool Operating Procedure ⑦ Execution Click the [Start] button to execute the restore process. The camera will be rebooted automatically if the restore process completed successfully.

  • Page 21: Log List And Log File Saving

    Restore Tool Operating Procedure 3.4. Log List and Log File Saving ● Upon completion of the restore process, the results are displayed in the log list and the log file is saved automatically. ● The log file is automatically saved in a folder, where Restore Tool exe file [VBC300RS.exe] file is located.

  • Page 22: Version Information Of Restore Tool

    Restore Tool Operating Procedure ● The following message is displayed when the [Click] button was clicked to close Restore Tool with the log file unsaved, after the log file failed to be saved. [Restore Tool is about to be closed.] ●...

  • Page 23: List Of Messages

    List of Messages 4. List of Messages 4.1. List of Messages There are several levels of messages to be displayed. The meaning of each hundreds digit of message codes is as follows. Code Description 000 series Information level Parameter errors (errors in camera information entry, failed to specify a correct camera specification 100 series file etc) 200 series...

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    List of Messages Code Message Description Backup file’s location and file name are not Please specify a backup file name. specified or the backup file doesn’t exist. An appropriate value (0 or 1) has not been Please specify an overwrite save flag correctly. specified.

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    List of Messages Code Message Description The [Start] button in the camera information entry The log file is not saved yet. dialog was clicked both with the log file unsaved Are you sure you want to start the backup and with the log dialog unclosed after the log file process? failed to be saved.

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