Archive
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Archive

The archive allows you to Save, Restore, Delete and Copy the show file on the Local Hard Drive (Local Archive) or to a USB removable storage device (USB Archive).

To navigate to the Archive page:

  • If you haven’t already, exit Motion back to the main menu.
  • Tap the Archive button.
  • The Archive button in the main menu
    The Archive button in the main menu

Creating a Local Archive

To create a Local Archive, you will use the top half of the screen labeled “Local Archives”.

The Local Archives half of the screen.
The Local Archives half of the screen.

Any existing archives of the show will be shown in the list. Each entry shows the Name, the date and time of the archive, and the file path.

To create a new archive entry:

  • Enter a descriptive name for the archive entry in the Name text box.
  • If you make a mistake, tap Clear to clear the text box.
  • Tap Archive to Local to create an archive entry.

Restoring from the Local Archive

Restoring from a Local Archive
Restoring from a Local Archive

To restore from the local archive:

  • Locate the archive entry you want to restore using the name and date/time.
  • Tap that archive entry.
  • The archive entry will display with a green border around it to show it has been selected.
  • Tap Restore to restore that archive.
  • The software will automatically exit to ensure that the archive is correctly restored.
  • Relaunch the Motion software from the windows desktop.
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When you restore an archive entry, it completely overwrites the existing show file. Make sure you have an archive entry for the current state of the desk if you need to restore to this again later.

Deleting a Local Archive

To delete an archive entry:

  • Locate the archive entry you want to restore using the name and date/time.
  • Tap that archive entry.
  • The archive entry will display with a green border around it to show it has been selected.
  • Tap Delete to delete that archive entry.
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Once deleted, archive entries cannot be recovered.

Creating a USB Archive

To create a USB Archive, you will use the top half of the screen labeled “USB Archives”.

The USB Archives half of the screen.
The USB Archives half of the screen.

Attaching a Removable USB Storage Device:

  • Connect your Removable USB Storage Device (consult your desk manual for the connection port location).
  • Motion will automatically detect the USB Storage Device and show available archives in the list. Each entry shows the Name, the date and time of the archive, and the file path.
  • If required, you can force a detection of USB Storage Devices by tapping the Detect button.
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USB Storage Devices should be formatted to a file system that is readable and writable on Windows, such as FAT32 or NTFS.

To create a new archive entry:

  • Enter a descriptive name for the archive entry in the Name text box.
  • If you make a mistake, tap Clear to clear the text box.
  • Tap Archive to USB to create an archive entry.

Restoring from a USB Archive

Restoring from a USB Archive
Restoring from a USB Archive

To restore from a USB archive:

  • Locate the archive entry you want to restore using the name and date/time.
  • Tap that archive entry.
  • The archive entry will display with a green border around it to show it has been selected.
  • Tap Restore to restore that archive.
  • The software will automatically exit to ensure that the archive is correctly restored.
  • Relaunch the Motion software from the windows desktop.
⚠️
When you restore an archive entry, it completely overwrites the existing show file. Make sure you have an archive entry for the current state of the desk if you need to restore to this again later.

Deleting a USB Archive

To delete an archive entry:

  • Locate the archive entry you want to restore using the name and date/time.
  • Tap that archive entry.
  • The archive entry will display with a green border around it to show it has been selected.
  • Tap Delete to delete that archive entry.
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Once deleted, archive entries cannot be recovered.