With FSM 5.6 the database.xml structure was slightly changed and FSM 5.6 is supporting only the new database.xml structure.
This is leading after upgrade to a loss of the configured symbols (only the symbols, not the content of the devices configured on the floor plans).
Therefore after upgrading from older FSM version (e.g. 5.2) to 5.6, the already configured symbols of sensors on maps are not shown correctly, they are shown are dots/circles.
Please note: If before executing the file provided below the application was opened and the sensor properties were edited by approving > at that step the symbols changed to the default symbol and the previously configured symbol cannot be recovered.
If the Item "Panel" is e.g. 1-1.1.1 respectively 1-1.SI_PANEL.1,then this item is the Group item of the panel system status items e.g. 1-1.1.1-1 till 1-1.1.1-10.
Most of these system status items have NORMAL as value after startup, others can have ON, e.g. items from Condition Monitoring.
Use the tool provided when FSM server application is installed, to manage export/import of configurations.
Please note: This tool is only for configuration backup and does not include logs and history.
A sticker on the front of the B450 indicates proper switch positions for selecting various SDI or Option Bus addresses (see figure 1).
Figure 1 Sticker with address configurations
There are 2 types of FPD-7024 panels. It must first be determined which is in use before selecting the B450 address:
Newer types with firmware version 1.06 and higher. These types are identified by icons on the keypad instead of words (see figure 2).
Older types with firmware version 1.03 and lower. These types are identified by words on the keypad.
Figure 2 Version 1.06 with Icons vs 1.03 with words
Version 1.06 & newer types:
When used as sole communicator or backup to phone line, set the address wheel at 9 for Option Bus address 250.
When used as backup to a primary network communicator, set the address wheel at 6 for Option Bus address 134.
RPS connections require Option Bus address 250. Be sure the address wheel is set at 9 on the network communicator intended for RPS connections (Ethernet is preferred when allowed).
Version 1.03 and older types:
Use Option Bus address 250. Only one network communicator is available on these panel types.
This article provides instructions for exporting and saving the program from an FPA-1000 to be imported into a replacement FPA-1000 panel.
This information may be needed when replacing an FPA-1000 fire panel with another with intentions to use the same panel program.