caSaveRestore Users Guide

John Winans
Mar 25 1996


The caSave command is used to perform a backup operation. caSave reads what is called a request file, reads the current value of the listed process variables, and writes what is called a snapshot file.

A request file is basically a list of process variable names. A snapshot file is that same list of process variable names along with their values at the time the snapshot file was created. Both files are stored in the same format thus allowing any snapshot file to be used as a request file.

command line arguements

Request files

A request file may be stored in either ASCII or SDDS format.

Snapshot files

A Snapshot file may be stored in ASCII or SDDS format.