GMG ColorProof features a full backup of workflows and the environment. Moreover, it is possible to export and import specific workflows, for example, if you want to share a certain configuration with a colleague.
The environment backup can be created on one computer and restored on another, independent of the used operating system and the drives on which the paths are defined. This way, you can quickly transfer a specific configuration to a different computer.
The environment backup feature saves and restores all folder paths (hotfolders, backup folders) and all program settings. It also saves linked files such as color profiles.
An environment backup is also a very convenient feature if you need to set up the program on a new computer.
If you follow a very strict security protocol in your company, it might also be worth considering to use the Restore Backup feature for restoring the settings at the begin of each working day, to make sure that no manual changes were applied to any folders or workflows, and thus to guarantee the full productivity of your workflow setup.
To avoid data loss, especially when having a larger number of workflows, we recommend that an administrator saves a backup on a regular basis (for example, once a month)and/or each time before performing a software update.
Use the Backup Scheduler to automatically create environment backups in regular time intervals (System view > General > Environment Backup Scheduler).
How to save a backup
1. On the System menu, point to Environment Backup, and click Create.
2. Browse to the desired folder and save the backup under any file name.
How to restore a backup
Restore an environment backup only from the same software version you have used when creating the backup. Please make sure that you have full write access on all directories where folders are linked to GMG ColorProof. Otherwise, the Restore Environment Backup command might not be able to restore all folders.
1. On the System menu, point to Environment Backup, and click Restore.
2. Browse your folders and select a backup (env) file.