Transfer project to another PC
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The "Maintenance Structure" backups - or Full System backups - are only usefull if you intend to completely rebuild the system from scratch. You cannot import "part" of a full system backup. And this will not copy the CBM source code from your local computer to the target.
Using Acronis ( or Ghost if you must ) means that you can create an exact off-line copy of your server and make all of your changes on that. The you can replace your existing server with the Acronis copy where you made your changes. If any changes are made to the live system then they would be lost. This is probably the "best" way to work but requries a dedicated PC identical to your server ( or the experience to restore Acronis to a different bare metal configuration )
So if you are working on your own computer ( which is not an exact image of the Compact HMI Server ) then you need to plan 2 main steps ...
1. Copying the Control Builder M source code from your local PC to the Compact HMI server. The source code is located in a project specific directory underneath C:\Industrial IT Data\Engineer IT Data\Compact Control Builder AC 800M\Projects
2. "Exporting" your changes from the Compact HMI on your PC and then "Importing" them into the live server using the Import/Export tool. You need to copy any and all objects and object types that you changed on your local PC. This includes objects in the "Object Type", "Control" and "Functional" structures. Be sure to include dependancies in your exports and make sure you have a backup of the live system so that you can revert if (when) somethinbg goes wrong.
With an 800xA system all of this can be done using the Engineering Repository, but AFAIK this is not available on Compact 800.
One method is to take images like Norton ghost or Acronis..you can take a backup of your machine and restore it in the machine in which you wish to install.
If you are looking for only CHMI, then take backup of CHMI from Maintenance structure and do restore project in the new system. But in the second case installation should be done on both machines..
Hope this helps..