Remote Backup / Restore questions

Hello All,

I just wanted to verify the remote backup procedure.
When I setup a remote backup, I am selecting every single backup option ( CDR’s, config, Full, system audio voice mail and finally safe remote restore ).
I am seeing however that the local SIP configuration gets overwritten by the restore files.

Should I be selecting differently?
Should I not pick every single option for backup?


Its not as easy as it sounds - I have just completed a migration and after looking at it in depth I decided the only practical way was to make a fresh start. To make this as painless as possible I loaded the latest version of the FPBX Distro onto an old laptop I had lying around and built a new system on the laptop that mirrored the old Trixbox install. It was tedious having to enter extension details and passwords, to copy over system recordings, voice mail greetings etc. etc. But after a lot of sweat and toil I was satisfied it was as right as it could be and I made a full backup of the system.

I then loaded the same Distro version onto the server that had the old Trixbox system on it as that was to host the new system and restored the backup to it and I immediately had a working system with a few minor glitches. The biggest glitch I had was that the Emergency CID on each extension was there but was not being seen when calls were routed. I discovered that I had to re-save each extension individually after which everything came right. The other thing was that CDR’s were not working, this was due to the mysql password on the laptop being migrated to the new system which had been given a new mysql password when it was installed. I needed to look in amportal.conf for the password (it’s almost at the end) and then replaced the migrated password in /etc/asterisk/cdr_msql.conf with the password from /etc/amportal.conf and after restarting asterisk all was well.

Dahdi was also not quite right so make sure you have copies of /etc/dahdi/system.conf and of /etc/asterisk/chan_dahdi.conf and its associated files so you can restore those, then it just needs a dahdi restart and you are in business.

It was time consuming and tedious but the result was worth the effort, I now have something that is properly supported and thanks to Tony Lewis will upgrade easily as things develop.

whoops, sorry I have posted in the wrong thread, I will copy it to the correct thread.

Bump… anyone?