Back-up and Restore Slave Configurations
Synapticon Somanet Drives
Log into the system from the console using a screen or keyboard or through ssh as described in Remote Access & File Transfer.
Determine Slave ID’s
At the command line, first list the connected slave devices:
Use the correct slave id to upload the configuration file from the slave:
ethercat -p [ID] foe_read config.csv > config-backup-[ID].csv
[ID]is the slave id. The ethercat command outputs the contents of the file on stdout so this is redirected to a file, in this case
To restore a backup type:
ethercat -p [ID] foe_write -o config.csv config-backup-[ID].csv
Once the file is copied to the drive the drive needs to be told to reload its configuration from the file:
ethercat download -p [ID] -t uint32 0x1011 0x1 0x64616f6c
0x64616f6c hex is actually ‘’load’’ in
The byte order of the drive is reversed so you are actually sending ‘‘daol’’.