I’m just trying to get clarification on this subject because I make daily full backups of several servers with the thought that I will simply be able to install a new box, restore and walk away.
Unfortunately in an internal server upgrade after 5 attempts I see that’s not the case.
We run internally a FreePBX ISO 12.7.6-1910-1.sng7, we installed on new hardware the same ISO and made sure both OLD and NEW were fully current with updates both modules and OS.
After downloading the 5GB backup file, uploading it to the new server, in the restore process, certain things still aren’t there.
I can see that custom audio files aren’t restored in any of the attempts.
A few times user voicemail wasn’t restored.
In a few cases issues occurred with IAX connections not working.
EPM items are not restored, no MAC, templates, custom firmware settings.
So I want to reach out and ask, what items are known to work and which aren’t.
While we don’t always get the option to just go back to the old server and rsync files, or backup configurations, we can at least take some basic steps to gather as much of that data every so often to minimize the impact in the event of a server crash.
If you have any notes, scripts or suggestions, I appreciate you sharing here.
Just feeling a little concerned (OK a lot) after our internal restore issues.
This is one of those things I feel needs to be rock solid.