Archer 2 - Backing up your database, copying new HPG-Port files, and reinstalling or repairing HPG-Port
Re-Installing the HPG-Port software onto the field PC will overwrite the previous installation of HPG-Port and replace your database with a new blank database. If you wish to save the original database which contains your defined site names and boreholes, it must be backed up as described below.
TIP: Soil Instruments recommend regularly performing a backup of the database as a precautionary measure.
2. Backing up your survey setup
Connect the field PC to your PC
The PC will recognise a device and configure the computer to enable the user to browse the field PC's SD Card.
Locate the file named ‘DB_HPG2.sdf’ Please copy this file to your PC. This can be archived by right-clicking on the file and selecting copy, right click either within a specific folder or on the desktop of the computer, and select past.
You have now successfully backed up the In-Port database containing all your survey setup. You can now disconnect the field PC from the PC.
3. Copying new HPG-Port files to the field PC
If you wish to upgrade to the latest version of HPG-Port please copy the files supplied by Soil Instruments onto your field PCs storage card.
Extract the contents of this file to a location on your PC.
As an end result you will be left with two files, ‘SmartDeviceCab1.cab’ and ‘sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv41.cab’
Connect the Field PC to your PC
The PC will recognise a device and configure the computer to enable the user to browse the Field PC's SD Card.
Copy the following files to the field PC’s storage card.
If you receive a message asking for confirmation to overwrite existing file, select 'Ok'.
Then disconnect the field PC from the PC
The files are now successfully copied to the field PC ready for installation.
4. Re-installing or repairing In-Port
This process will install a new copy of the HPG-Port software onto the Field PC. This will overwrite any original software and create a new empty database on the Field PC’s storage card. If you wish to save the original database with your defined site names and boreholes, it must be backed up as described in section 2 above.
'sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cab’ and ‘SmartDeviceCab1.cab’ must be on the ‘Storage Card’ to complete an installation. If these files are not present or you suspect they need replacing please follow section 3 above.
Once the field PC has successfully switched on, it may take around 1 minute to initialise the SD card. Navigate to the field PC’s ‘Storage Card’
Select 'sqlce.ppc.wce5.armv4i.cab’ to start its installation.
If a previous version of SQL Mobile 2005 is installed the user will receive a confirmation message to re-install, select 'Ok'.
The installation will continue and you will be asked if you wish to install SQL Mobile 2005 to the ‘Device’ or ‘Storage Card’, Select ‘Device’
Once the installation is complete, the field PC states it requires a restart. The field PC will request the user to confirm the restart, select 'Ok'.
The field PC will restart. SQL Mobile 2005 installation is now complete. Please navigate back to the ‘Storage Card’ to continue
Select ‘SmartDeviceCab1.cab' to start its installation.
If a previous version of HPG_Port is installed the user will receive a confirmation message to re-install, select 'Ok'.
The insulation will continue and you will be asked if you wish to install HPG_Port to the ‘device’ or ‘storage card’ Select ‘device’
Once the installation is complete, the field PC will display a confirmation message, select 'Ok'.
HPG-Port is now successfully installed on your field PC. If there is a previous database which needs to be restored please continue to the next section. If not you have successfully re-installed the In-Port software.
5. Restoring a backed up HPG-Port survey database
If restoring a database you will require to have the original backup file available on the PC to which the field PC will be connected.
Connect the Field PC to your PCThe PC will recognise a device and configure the computer to enable the user to browse the Field PC's SD Card.
Please locate the backed up database file ‘DB_HPG2.sdf’ on the PC.
Copy and paste the backed up ‘DB_HPG2.sdf’ file to the storage card.
You will receive a message asking for confirmation to overwrite existing file, select 'Ok'.
The original database has now been restored.
If you have any further queries, please submit a ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Soil Instruments on +44 01825 744370 for advice.