What is a “personality transfer” and how and why should I perform one?

As of Version 2_0, the terminology “personality transfer” is no longer used with the GPA 2G. Prior to Version 2_0, “personality transfer” referred to physically moving a PPM from one machine to another in order to move all network and legacy stack configuration to a new machine. While helpful in specific fail-over situations, this process cannot be used as a method to “duplicate” the same configuration across multiple machines, since networking information needs to be unique for each machine.

On Version 2_0 and newer machines, the personality transfer function is done via USB pen drive and the Setup menus, all of which are found in “Manage USB Storage Device” --> “Import Configuration Files” sub-menu. On Version 2_0 and newer machines, this is how you back up and recover networking information and specific configuration files.