It is critical that you have a backup procedure in place. Schmooze Com, Inc. offers a support package that includes automated offsite backups. This module is used to backup your PBX phone system settings and configurations. If you have a support contract that includes offsite backups, the backup will be defined here. Please do not remove, edit the backup marked "Schmooze POMPs", or your backups will no longer be sent to us for offsite storage.
Backing up your PBX is a crucial step in the setup process. You have several ways to automate this process or you can do an "on the fly" backup as needed. If you are wish to create a Warm Standby with 2 PBX systems please see this guide for Setting up Warm Spare Backups.
Logging into the Backup and Restore module and you will see a screen like the one below.
- On the top menu click Admin
- In the drop down click Backup & Restore
On the right side you will see a list of all the different sections of the backup module on the top.
At the bottom of the list will be all the current backup jobs you have created.
The backups section of the backup module is where you actually define a backup job. You can create as many backup jobs as you want and set when and how often they should run, what should be included in the backup and where to store it.
The restore section of the backup module is where you pick to restore from a backup. You can restore from a backup on your local computer or from any defined FTP, SSH or Local storage server.
The servers section is where we define any PBX servers or database tables that we want to backup configurations from. You also define and Linux boxes or FTP servers you want to store the backups on.
Templates are used to create groups of files, directories or databases that you want included in a backup. We have defined some standard templates for you already but you can add your own custom templates at anytime. When creating a backup job you can drag one or more templates into the backup job to define what is all going to be backed up for that backup job.
When clicking on the backup section we can view or create any new backup jobs. For our example we will create a new backup job by pressing the “New Backup” button.
Give your backup job a name to easily identify it.
Here you can optionally define a longer description if you want for this backup.
This is where you choose what will actually be backed up. On the right side you will see a list of standard templates that are included with your PBX. The most standard template for a normal daily backup you would want to use is the full backup.