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9413-RPHL-6309
Written By
Andrew Jensen
Date Created
Mon, 4th Apr 2011
Updated By
Cindy Myers
Date Modified
Mon, 23rd May 2016
 
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   Backing Up FlashScan V2 & AutoCal Licenses

Question 

Why do I need to back up my license file?

What is the License Backup file used for?

EFILive has asked me to provide the license backup file for my FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device, how do I do this?

Answer 

Why do I need to back up my license file?

EFILive recommends customers make regular backups (to CD or a thumb drive that is not stored with the laptop) of their license backup file so that they have a copy available if their tuning equipment gets stolen, lost or damaged.

EFILive can use a license backup file to clone a replacement FlashScan device.

What is the License Backup file used for?

The EFILive license backup file is used in the following situations:

  1. Where you need to replace your FlashScan/AutoCal device in the event it becomes lost, stolen or damaged. 
  2. To validate controller information during a 'replacement license' investigation.

In both cases, users will be asked to locate and send license backup files to EFILive.

How is a License Backup file created?

There are 2 methods to create a license backup file:

  1. The license backup file is created/updated automatically during pass-through flashing.
  2. The license backup file can be manually created using EFILive V8 Software. 

Automatic Creation of License Backup file.

  1. The license backup file is created/updated automatically during pass-through flashing.
  2. A file will be created in the My Documents\EFILive\V8\Backup folder, named XXXXXXXXXXXX.lbu.

The XXXXXXXXXXXX portion of the backup filename will be replaced with the Serial Number of your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device.

EFILive V8 Software

Follow these steps to create and locate a backup of the licenses allocated to your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan And Tune application.
  3. Select the F7: Licenses option in the left-hand pane.
  4. Click the Backup button.

  5. A file will be created in the My Documents\EFILive\V8\Backup folder, named XXXXXXXXXXXX.lbu.

The XXXXXXXXXXXX portion of the backup filename will be replaced with the Serial Number of your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device.