KB113: Recommendations for backing up Control 4 files

Summary

Omnivex recommends creating backups of the following files.

Control Director:

  • Back up the file OCDirector.INI, located in: C:\Program Files\Omnivex\Control. This file contains the network location of Control Server.
    Note: It is not necessary to create a backup of this file if Control Server is installed on a local computer or if the network location of the Control Server computer is known. If the OCDirector.INI file is missing, Control Director automatically looks for Control Server on the local computer. If Control Director cannot find Control Server locally, then a prompt appears requesting the network location of the Control Server.

Control Server:

  • Back up the file Control.GDB, located in: C:\Program Files\Omnivex\Control. This file contains all device and schedule data.

Control Player:

  • Operating in Server state, no backup is required.
  • Operating in Independent state, then back up the file OCPlayer.DAT, located in: C:\Program Files\Omnivex\Control. This file contains all device commands.