Importing/Exporting the Setting Data

Machine data such as Address Book destinations, user setting information, and various setting values can be exported and saved to a computer. Exported data can also be imported into the machine from a computer. Data exported from the machine can be imported into other Canon multifunction printers, making it easier to configure the settings on a new machine, such as when you purchase a replacement. For more information on the setting items that can be imported, see Settings/Registration Table. When importing or exporting, you can specify whether to import or export all of the machine data, or only particular data.
Designate an administrator to manage operations
Designate an administrator with Administrator privileges to perform data import/export operations. When data is imported, Address Book information, user settings, network settings, and other data are overwritten, which may prevent some functions from working properly or cause problems with machine operation. Exercise caution when importing data.
Do not turn OFF the machine until importing or exporting is complete
It may take several minutes for the process to complete. Do not turn OFF the machine before the process is complete. Doing so may result in data loss or cause the machine to malfunction.
The following functions/processes cannot be carried out while importing/exporting data:
Send jobs
Forwarding jobs
Fax/I-fax jobs
Report print jobs
Scan and Store in Advanced Box/Network/Memory Media (during scanning or storing)
Individual Importing/Individual Exporting
Device Information Delivery
Mail Box Backup
Batch Importing/Batch Exporting
Importing/Exporting from/to the Workflow Composer
Importing/Exporting Personal button/Shared button
Update process for the Register/Update Software function
Synchronizing Custom Settings
Operating from the touch panel display of the machine
Operating from the Remote UI
Retrieving Web page content with the Web Access
Displaying the error screen of the Web Access
Using the Remote Address Book
Putting the machine to the sleep mode
If the settings are being synchronized (including when currently being paused/entering a paused state), the synchronization process of data related to personalized setting values, and group management data is paused.
Importing/exporting data cannot be performed while the following functions/processes are being carried out:
Send jobs
Forwarding jobs
Fax/I-fax jobs
Report print jobs
Scan and Store in Advanced Box/Network/Memory Media (during scanning or storing)
Individual Importing/Individual Exporting
Device Information Delivery
Mail Box Backup
Batch Importing/Batch Exporting
Importing/Exporting from/to the Workflow Composer
Importing/Exporting Personal button/Shared button
Update process for the Register/Update Software function
Synchronizing Custom Settings
Retrieving Web page content with the Web Access
Displaying the error screen of the Web Access
Using the Remote Address Book
Processing the shutdown of the machine
Displaying error code
If the settings are being synchronized (including when currently being paused/entering a paused state), you cannot import/export data related to personalized setting values, and group management data.
Do not import or export in different display languages
If the display language differs between the exporting machine and the importing machine, the setting values may corrupt, causing malfunction of the machine.
Do not edit exported files.
Do not open and edit exported XML files, as this may cause the machine to malfunction.
When importing to a Canon multifunction printer other than this machine
Some settings may not be imported. Settings/Registration Table
When using a password to protect the security policy settings
The security policy settings can only be imported if the security policy setting password on the exporting machine matches that of the importing machine, or if no password has been set for the importing machine. If no password has been set for the importing machine, the password configured for the exporting machine is set to the importing machine.
When synchronizing custom settings
If synchronization of custom settings (client) is started, the importing and exporting of data subject to synchronization (including the Address Book) become restricted. For information on synchronization of custom settings, see Synchronizing Settings for Multiple Canon Multifunction Printers. For information on the data subject to synchronization of custom settings, see List of Items That Can Be Personalized. For information on conditions and restrictions when importing and exporting during synchronization of custom settings, see Conditions for Removing Restrictions on the Importing/Exporting of Settings and Other Items.

Importing Data after Starting Synchronization of Custom Settings (Client)

Follow the procedure below to import the data, and then synchronize the data.
1
Stop synchronization of custom settings on a client machine. Starting Setting Synchronization
2
To import data for existing users/groups, back up the data, and delete the data for the users/groups that will be imported from the server machine. Specifying Detailed Synchronization Settings (Server Machine or Server/Client Machine)
3
Import the data to add to the client machine that has synchronization stopped.
4
Synchronize the client machine with the server machine.

Conditions for Removing Restrictions on the Importing/Exporting of Settings and Other Items

Importing/exporting becomes possible if the corresponding conditions are met for the items described below.
Batch Importing/Batch Exporting
Export
Import
Personal Setting Information
Only possible if both conditions and are met
Unavailable
User Group Address List
Only possible if both conditions and are met
Unavailable
Individual Importing/Individual Exporting
Export
Import
Personal Setting Information (all)
Only possible if both conditions and are met
Only possible if condition is met
User Group Address List (all)
Only possible if both conditions and are met
Only possible if condition is met
User Group Address List01 to User Group Address List 20
Not possible (there is no function for exporting individual Address Books)
Only possible if condition is met
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Execution is only possible for 15 minutes following successful preparation for exporting user data during synchronization of custom settings (server).
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Execution is only possible if the connection destination of the server/client machine is "localhost:8443".
For instructions on preparing to export user data, see Specifying Detailed Synchronization Settings (Server Machine or Server/Client Machine). For instructions on importing Address Lists, see Importing Settings Individually.
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