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How to transfer ION Setup Network configuration to another installation?

Published date: 15 January 2020

A user may want to copy the network configuration from one ION Setup installation to another on the same local area network.

Product Line
ION Setup 3.X, ION Setup 2.2, ION Setup 2.1

ION Setup Network/Device Setup

If you have multiple installations of ION Setup and you wish to bring across your network configuration without rebuilding the network, then certain files will need to be transferred.

*Warning: Take backups of any files prior to modifying them. Ensure the backups are in a location that will not be overwritten (i.e. the Desktop).

For ION Setup Builds 3.0.12342_02 and Earlier:
In ION Setup version prior to 3.0.12342_02, all user data files are located in the same folder as the rest of application files:

  1. Right click on Start> Explore.
  2. Navigate to the Schneider Electric folder> ION Setup. (e.g: C:\Program Files\Schneider Electric\ION Setup)

  4. Paste these files over to the new install. 
  5. Open ION Setup and ensure that the original network configuration is now available.

For ION Setup Builds 3.0.12342_02 and Later:

In ION Setup version 3.0.12343_02 and after, user data files are located in a dedicated folder which can be found when logged in to ION Setup:
  1. On the existing ION Setup software, click on Tools -> Options -> Config Directory.

    Note: This is a hidden folder and you need to have hidden folders shown. You can enable this feature in Windows by going to the Folder Options from Control Panel. Choose the View tab and click "Show hidden files and folders" and then click OK.
  2. Copy the 3 DAT files (IONSetup.DAT, SITEINFO.DAT, and DEVINFO.DAT) from "Config directory" (e.g. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Schneider Electric\ION Setup)
  3. Install ION Setup on the new machine
  4. Note the same two directories on the new machine and replace 3 DAT files in the "Config Directory" on the new ION Setup install
  5. For the first time that ION Setup is run on the new computer (after copying over the files) you will get a prompt saying that you are "using an IONSETUP configuration file from a different computer" and ask if you wish to use it. Answer YES, then it will use the copied configuration files.
  6. Save the configuration by going to File > Save. This will switch to the copied configuration files on a permanent basis.

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