How to create a VC Z camera image and load it on another camera

Revision: 1.0
Date: 2017-07-19
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Author: VC Support,
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Table of Contents

1   General Information

1.1   Goal of this document

This document explains how to create an image of a VC Z camera to be able to clone it on another camera.

There are basically 4 steps:

  1. start the rescue operating system on the source camera
  2. run a script provided by us (attachement)
  3. download the image using a browser
  4. on the receiving camera, start the rescue operating system and get the image generated in 3. from an FTP server

2   Necessary components

The necessary components are:

3   Starting the rescue operating system

There are two possibilities.

  1. start the camera and send RETURN characters to the serial interface at 115200 bauds (by pressing RETURN a few times in a terminal window, for example TeraTerm) until the prompt appears. This is only possible if you have a SBC nano Z or a VC pro Z camera with the corresponding RS232 cable connected to the PC. Then start the rescue file system with "run qboot".
  2. over Ethernet. See file "".

4   Running the script to create the image

5   Downloading the disk image


6   Uploading the image to the receiving camera

where you replace "" with the IP address of your FTP server.