What is the versiondog BackupClient?
The versiondog system consists of a number of applications, one of which is the BackupClient. This application is used when backups need to be made of the logic programs of devices that for one reason or another (ex. security) are not networked.
How does the versiondog BackupClient work?
What distinguishes the BackupClient from other versiondog applications is the fact that data is transferred via a cable connection with the device. A portable PC (usually a laptop) with the BackupClient installed is synchronized with the versiondog Server and receives the scheduled backup jobs.
A member of staff then physically takes the PC to the production area. The PC is connected to the automation device and the backup is carried out. When all the required backups have been done, the PC is re-connected to the network and the BackupClient is synchronized again with the versiondog Server, transferring the backup data in the process.