There are various ways in which PBX can be backed up.
Prerequisites for a successful backup
- Ensure that your server has enough space to accomodate the backup folder's contents. If the same server is going to be used for the backup.
- The root user needs to go to the working directory of where the PBX has been installed.
- Copy the entire contents of the working directory at a secure location on the same server or, SCP / FTP can be used and the folder can be zipped and copied onto another server, for added security and redundancy.
- This process may take a while depending on the sizes of the files / folder inside the working directory.
- The usual folder that takes up the most amount of memory space are pcap, recordings and sometimes cdr | cdrt | cdri | cdre (4 folders dedicated to call logs / history).
- Depending upon your needs, you can choose to either empty these folders before creating a backup or copy rest of the folders (which are more crucial to running of the PBX) and copy the heavy folders at a later time. This is only advisable if the backup is done at the last minute
Process pertaining to different OS (Full system level backup)
- The default working directory is usually under C:\Program Files\Vodia Networks\Vodia PBX
- Then, copy the entire folder to another location of choice.
Linux / Unix -
- The default working directory is usually /usr/local/pbx
- Navigate to the working directory and fire the following command to copy the entire folder along with it's contents :
sudo cp -r /usr/local/pbx/ folder/of/your/choice/
Domain level backup
- Log in into the PBX and enlisting all the domains.
- Click on the "download" button seen on the right hand side of the name of each domain.
- The file downloads in ".tar" format.
- This file can be then later be used to upload on the new PBX.
- On the new PBX, just hit Create domain > Name the new domain > Upload the tar file.
Backup from the PBX GUI
- This particular backup options is only available for the IO and IOP devices.
- Because this backup happens over the HTTP connection, any of the heavy files over 1 MB might just crash the browser rendinering the backup unsuccessful for any PBX which is run on anything other than the IOP or the IO device.