Restore from Backup can be used if you made program changes and would like to revert back to the older setups. It could also be used if you are upgrading your RainMachine by transferring programs and settings.
Note: This feature is available now for all units except for 1st Gen HD RainMachine 2013-2014.
How to Restore from backup on RainMachine Touch HD 2nd Gen devices (v.4.0.750 firmware and up)
1. Go to the RainMachine device and click the Wrench button underneath the watering can for settings.
2. Click System
3. Click Updates & Restore
4. Click Restore from backup
5. It will show you the latest back up it currently has. Click Restore.
Note: It will restore the data that was saved on that day.
Important: If you choose Reset to Defaults, please note that you will be prompted if you want to delete the backup!
Restore from backup using RainMachine app (Android v.4.0.17, iOS v.4.0.900 and up)
1. Open the RainMachine App
2. Choose the RainMachine Device you want to restore
3. Click the Wrench icon for settings
4. Click System Settings
5. Click Restore from Backup
6. Choose from Available Backups and click Restore
*Note: This form of Restore from Backup is the only way to restore a 1st Gen HD*
Additional Information About Backups
Every time a RainMachine is accessed using a mobile app, a backup of its Zones, Programs and
Watering Restrictions is saved on the app. This is important for the scenarios when changes are made on different units.
The device will create a single backup per day which will be updated each time the user opens the app and made modifications on the zones/programs and restrictions settings.
After 10 backups are made (one per day) the oldest backup will be deleted and a new one is created.
The mobile app creates separate backups for each accessed sprinkler, each with a maximum of 10 backups.
You can restore a backup from a different RainMachine device. If you choose to restore from a Mini-8 to an HD device then only the first 8 zones will be restored on the HD the other zones (9-12 or 9-16 remain the same). If you choose to restore from an HD to a Mini-8 device then only the first 8 zones and programs will be restored on the Mini-8
The Watering History is not backed up, but it is not altered by the restore process either. So, if you choose to restore a backup made on the same device, then all your watering history will not be touched. The watering history is saved on the device itself, so if you do not choose to RESET TO DEFAULTS the Watering History will remain.
After a Restore from the Backup action, the Dashboard screen graphs will be empty until the RainMachine Device regenerates them. To do that you will have to force REFRESH ALL for weather services or wait for the next scheduled fetch of the forecast data to be computed and the graphs will show the bars on the DASHBOARD screen.
The Restore from Backup also works on the first generation RainMachine (before 2015), but it will only save/restore the Zones and Programs properties since the Restrictions option is not available for the first generation.
Important: If you uninstall the mobile app you will lose all backups that are saved on the app.