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Applies to versions: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2

Backup/Restore Offline Punches

The Network Clock is primarily used to clock in and out. The clock also offers a System Menu which can be used to configure the device and access other functions. This article covers how to backup and restore Offline Punches.

In rare cases, a clock may have offline punches that cannot be replayed automatically over the network. This could happen, for example, if the network connection at a facility is having an extended outage, or if the interface on the clock has been destroyed by lightning.

To use the offline punch backup/restore option, there must be offline punches in the clock, and a USB thumbdrive must be connected to one of the USB ports on the clock.  When this is done, open the system menu by pressing Enter without first entering a badge number.  Then, select Offline Punches from the menu.  By selecting Backup, offline punch data will be copied to the USB thumbdrive.  Selecting Restore will read punches from a USB thumbdrive and will put them back into the clock for processing.



  • System Menu (aka System Admin)
    Press Enter again without a Badge number.

    • Update Settings
    • Configure Network 
    • Play Test Sound
    • Use Biometrics
    • View System Info  
    • Synchronize NTP
    • Fetch Time
    • Set Volume
    • Set Contrast 
    • Test Relays
    • Remote Service
    • Quick Restart
    • Full Restart
    • Num Lock Warning
    • Offline Punches
      • Backup/Restore

See Also:
TimeIPS Network Clock Menu (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2)

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