Saving and Restoring DX Files

You can move the Display Express data files on your current PC to a new PC using the built-in System Backup and Restore features.

Here’s the general description of how the System Preset functions operate. On the next page, I’ll cover the specific steps. This section allows you create a System Preset that can back up or restore all system data.

You can schedule an automatic backup as with any Control Preset, choosing a cycle, dates and times. You can also perform a manual backup or restore, just click the Do Now button, or Save the preset, and launch the process as with any other Preset.

Within the Preset, you can:

  • Backup System to a default or custom name. The Default name will combine the year, date, and time (in military format). As an option, you can create your own name.
    • Note that the Default name format will create a unique backup folder when the backup is scheduled.
    • When you use Overwrite Existing System, the scheduled backup will overwrite the previous data.
    • Creating your own System Name will not overwrite the data if that system already exists.
    • The backup files are stored in the Program Files/Contemporary Research/SignStream DX Service/Data folder, stored in a folder with the Backup System name you selected.
    • Restore System – Choose a System file. This will replace the current data when activated. Normally, you would use Do Now.
    • Delete System – Choose a System file. This Event will delete that System folder when scheduled or using Do Now.

Backup/Restore process

  • On your old DX PC, go to the Preset/System page and Backup your System, using the New System Name option.  Use a name that makes sense – like My DX System 4-4-12. When you’ve named the backup, just click Do Now.
  • Go to the DX data folder, typically Program Files/Contemporary Research/ SignStream DX Service/Data.
  • Copy the folder you just created (My DX System 4-4-12) to a memory stick.

Once you’ve set up the new PC, reverse the process:

  • Go to the DX data folder, typically Program Files/Contemporary Research/ SignStream DX Service/Data.
  • Copy the folder you just created (My DX System 4-4-12), to the Data folder
  • On your new DX PC, go to the System/Preset page and select Restore System, select the My DX System 4-4-12 file.
  • Click Do Now
  • All your data is now restored.