15. Saving VIP Parameters
This chapter discusses the VIP functions related to saving and restoring
user-deﬁned parameters. Two different functions are discussed; saving
parameters to ﬂash memory, and saving parameters to an ASCII ﬁle at your
15.1. Saving Parameters to Flash Memory
During conﬁguration, newly deﬁned parameters are stored in the VIP's
temporary memory. Although these new parameters will determine the
unit's current setup, parameters stored in temporary memory may be lost if
there is a power interruption. To ensure that setup parameters are retained,
it is recommended to save parameters to ﬂash memory.
When parameters are changed, the unit will display a prompt to notify the
user that newly deﬁned parameters have not been saved. Main Menu item 7
is used to save parameters from temporary memory to ﬂash memory.
If the user exits from command mode without ﬁrst saving new parameters,
the VIP will display a menu that offers the following options:
• Save and Exit: The VIP will save all conﬁguration parameters to
ﬂash memory and then exit.
• Exit Without Saving: The VIP will exit from command mode
without saving parameters to ﬂash memory. Newly deﬁned parameters
will still be stored in temporary memory, but may be lost if there is an
interruption of power to the unit.
• Restore Previous Parameters: Newly deﬁned parameters will be
discarded and the VIP will be reconﬁgured with the parameters that
were previously saved to ﬂash memory.
Note: Command ^B74 can also be used to save user-deﬁned VIP
parameters to ﬂash memory. As described in Section 19, Command
^B74 offers the option save parameters to ﬂash memory or restore
parameters from ﬂash memory.