Configuration management, version control or backup, what is it,
what is the difference and why is it vital?
There are many names for it but essentially it comes down to the ability to secure the state of your plant or operation. In many cases you have a place on your file servers where you keep files in some structure that you hope up to date and complete. We will in the next sections try to explain the concepts, the difference between the concepts and when you should use one or the other. It is also vital to understand the fundamental difference between office backup and plant backup. Many let IT handle these challenges and that can be very costly due to their limited knowledge into Automation.
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