Show Backups and RollBacks

JayJayJayJay Registered User, Hog Beta
Hi Guys
i used to program on the GrandMA for years and made always a backup when i wanted to do that.
So until i made button presses to actually save a copy on HD or USB the state of my show was not saved.

So on HOG the state of your show is always saved on HD wether you want it or not.
So how you guys handle backups on the HOG OS?

When you backup files?

I also ran into a situation where i was in programing for a couple of minutes, messed things up and just wanted to have the state of the console prior the programming-session.

At the GrandMA i would just have had switched of the desk and run the showfile again cause i didn't make a backup.
Not on HOG.


  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    During intense programming sessions, I usually do backups within 30 minute increments. Sometimes more frequently if I'm about to get into some crazy programming. If I mess up or if I just don't like where I'm going, I just load my last backup and overwrite the show that I was working on. When I'm going to start writing complex macros or anything like that, I always make a backup just prior to doing it so that if I mess it up, I have my starting point.

    I program on both platforms and I'm more comfortable with the Hog's setup since, in the event of a failure (hardware or software), I know I haven't lost anything. It is my decision of what I'm going to lose when I load a backup. I have been on a Ma2 that had a hardware crash and luckily, with my backup discipline, I only lost 15 minutes of programming.

  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    Also know with the backup button available (ok not on the roadhog) it is very easy to backup on the fly
  • Michael_GrahamMichael_Graham Registered User, Super Moderator, HES Staff
    Hello JayJay

    The Hog saves your show as you program so if your desk goes down and you need to reboot you will NOT lose any programming. As others have stated it is always a good this to backup to external media.
    When I do gigs I save to a stick at least once an hour if not more.
    I also will backup right away if I just programmed some cool stuff.
  • stagelitesstagelites Registered User, Hog Beta
    I did like the feature in the H3 that automated backups. I know it was buggy, but I would love to have something like that reimplemented. Also it would be great if you could have it auto backup to the USB stick
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