Posted By Dick Akins on 05 May 2017 09:41 PM
-- the question is: what to back up in order to re-establish SSP or to
mirror it on a different computer?
Dick/All - I wanted to clarify a couple of things here since the conversation seems to be wandering back and forth between cloning/imaging an SSP system and backing up/transferring the "preferred settings" to another machine -- those are two completely different things.
As discussed, a user can clone/image the entire
SSP machine for catastrophic failure recovery using the tools mentioned. This is best for drive failure recovery or replicating on a duplicate system. This *might* work on a slightly different machine but every tool's tolerance for this is different so your mileage may vary. Some imaging tools will also let you mount the image to extract specific files but in my opinion this is a secondary use - you should be backing up important files separately.
backing up/transferring the "preferred settings":
This would be a completely separate and possibly unavailable process, depending on what you consider "preferred settings". If what you want is just the Slide Property settings, that is easy (procedure below) but if your "preferred settings" are to capture all settings in SSP like window position, SSP layout, last folders visited, online services credentials, Preferences, Display settings, etc (as another user suggested) - that is completely different. At this time, there is no "button" or backup selection that will capture any of this data. In addition, this info can, and does vary per user. The places where this stuff lives should not be explored by the end user.
The OP (Dick) seems to be asking for just the Slide Property settings:
As mentioned before, you have to explicitly save these before
they can be backed up:
From the main toolbar click Slide Properties
Select All Media
(If you have more than one display enabled this will be available for each one)
Set all property groups
to the settings you would like to save.
Once complete, click Save To...
and select the User Properties Files
In the file name field, enter a meaningful name that describes the settings, ie "Display 1 - All Media - Main Service".
Repeat this process for all the Media Types and displays that you want to save settings for.
From the main toolbar select Tools > Backup / Restore...
Click Backup Files >
From the list on the left, check Slide Properties
Select destination (desktop recommended - transfer later) and name the file - click Next
Backup operation will commence and complete - Click Next
Once complete, transfer to destination system and restore.
I hope this will sufficiently address this for everyone....