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Article describes how to backup and restore your SCADAlarm setup.


  • Author: Dillon Perera
  • Published: 5/9/2014
  • Applies to: SCADAlarm 6


How and When to Use this Guide

Would like to move SCADAlarm 6.x to a different computer, or backup SCADAlarm settings prior to a reinstall.

Best Practice Instructions

  1. Locate your SCADAlarm Project Directory
    1. The default location for the project directory is: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Wonderware\SCADAlarm
      1. Note: Some folders may be hidden by the Operating System.
  2. Backup all files with a .CAR and .CSK extensions.  These files contain your project database and custom schedule files.
  3. Backup the SCADALRM.ini file.  This holds your general settings.
  4. If you have added any custom sound files to SCADAlarm, backup those files from the \VoxFiles folder.
  5. On the new computer, install SCADAlarm as normal, as well as any patches which were previously installed.
  6. Once installation is complete, make sure SCADAlarm4) into the project folder on the new computer.

Confirmation of Success

Run SCADAlarm and ensure you now see your tag list and operators are defined as they were in the original installation.