Transfer data

Transfer data via SD card

When you’re ready to process your data, you’ll need to transfer it from the device SD card:

  1. Disconnect the logger from your application (the CANedge is 100% power safe)
  2. Extract the SD card, insert it into your PC and open the LOG/ folder
  3. Transfer the log files you wish to process to your PC

Transfer data via WiFi

In addition to SD card transfer, the CANedge2 lets you auto-push data to your server via WiFi:

  1. Follow the guide to add a WiFi access point
  2. Follow the guide to set up your S3 server[1]
  3. Configure the CANedge2 with your WiFi access point and S3 server details
  4. Power your device and use CANcloud to verify that files are uploaded to your S3 server[2]

Before you deploy your CANedge2 in the field, see our WiFi tips & tricks.

If you’re having trouble uploading files, see our troubleshooting section. For technical details, see the CANedge2 Docs. See also the server tools - e.g. to mount your server as a local drive.

Note

We strongly recommend that you test your setup before remote deployment: Ensure that the device logs data, connects to your server and uploads files as expected[3]

Note

When your device is connected to your server with OTA enabled, configuration changes made via the SD will be overwritten by the server Configuration File[4]


[1]To test your file upload, you can optionally use our open AWS S3 server
[2]When the device first connects to your server, it will upload the Rule Schema, Configuration File and Device File. When the device has finished recording a new log file to the SD card, this will be automatically pushed to your server as well.
[3]It is important that you test this in the actual location where you are installing your CANedge2. For example, mounting the device behind panels or in a box may block the WiFi access/speed.
[4]Once your device is connected to your server, we recommend to update the Configuration File via your server (e.g. via CANcloud). If you prefer to update it via the SD card e.g. during tests, ensure that you delete the Configuration File from your S3 server device folder before making a change on the SD card (to avoid triggering an OTA update).