Topic: Replacing NION with no file/password info
I have a fellow church tech friend whose NION N3 is failing, and as I have a couple available that our church recently decom'd I'm helping him out. Unfortunately the AV firm who installed his is no longer around and the church can't find any file or password info for the NION programming so we can load the program onto mine for replacement (supposedly they did, so it apparently got misplaced/lost). So, a few questions:
1) MediaMatrix tech support said that we should be able to take the compact flash card out of his NION and install it in mine and everything should just come up and run as before. Has anyone actually done this and are there any gotchas or additional configurations needed, or is all configuration stored on the CF card (program, network info, etc)?
2) Is there a way to connect to the NION with Nware without having the project file and just save the project (no editing necessary), and then load the project onto the replacement NION?
3) Is there any way that we can view the running program info in Nware in the event that nothing else works and we need to rebuild the file from scratch? It would certainly be nice to visually see how the running program was built to assist with that, if needed. Barring that, is there a way to export all the parameters in a text file that we can reference while rebuilding?
4) If the original programmer stored a copy of the Nware project on the NION (i.e. Save to Target), how would we retrieve this file, a CF reader or is there a way to retrieve it over the network?
p.s. Although not a certified Nware programmer, I've managed a MediaMatrix system (5x N6 w/multiple CABs) at work for the last decade so have a working knowledge (translation: I know enough to be dangerous )
AV Project Manager/DoD
Technical Director/Faith Baptist Church