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Configure backup devices in UC 9.x

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Introduction

 

This document describes the configuration steps to configure backup device in Unity connection 9.x

 

 

The Disaster Recovery System (DRS), which can be invoked from, provides full data backup and restore capabilities. The Disaster Recovery System allows you to perform regularly scheduled automatic or user-invoked data backups.

 

 

DRS restores its own settings (backup device settings and schedule settings) as part of the platform backup/restore. DRS backs up and restores drfDevice.xml and drfSchedule.xml files. When the server is restored with these files, you do not need to reconfigure DRS backup device and schedule.

 

 

 

The Disaster Recovery System includes the following capabilities:

 

 

•     A user interface for performing backup and restore tasks.

 

 

•     A distributed system architecture for performing backup and restore functions.

 

 

•     Scheduled backups.

 

 

•     Archive backups to a physical tape drive or remote SFTP server.

 

 

The Disaster Recovery System contains two key functions, Master Agent (MA) and Local Agent (LA). The Master Agent coordinates backup and restore activity with Local Agents.

 

 

 

Managing Backup Devices

 

 

Before using the Disaster Recovery System, you must configure the locations where you want the backup files to be stored. You can configure up to 10 backup devices.

 

 

 

Perform the following steps to configure backup devices.

 

 

Step 1

 

In Cisco Unity Connection Administration, in the Navigation list, click Disaster Recovery System, and click Go.

 

     Note:-   When a Cisco Unity Connection cluster is configured, we recommend that you back up the publisher server and, optionally, the subscriber      server.

 

The Disaster Recovery System Logon window displays.

 

 

Step 2

 

Log in to the Disaster Recovery System by using the same Administrator username and password that you use for Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration.

 

 

Step 3

 

Navigate to Backup > Backup Device. The Backup Device List window displays.

 

 

Step 4

 

To configure a new backup device, click Add New.

 

 

Step 5

 

To edit a backup device, select it in the Backup Device list. Then, click Edit Selected.

 

The Backup Device window displays.

 

 

Step 6

 

Enter the backup device name in the Backup device name field.

 

     Note:-  The backup device name may contain only alphanumeric characters, spaces ( ), dashes and underscores (_). Do not use any other      characters.

 

 

Step 7

 

Choose one of the following backup devices and enter the appropriate field values in the Select Destination area:

 

 

•     Tape Device- Stores the backup file on a locally attached tape drive. Choose the appropriate tape device from the list.

 

 

     Note:- Be aware that if you are logged in through a VMware virtual machine, you cannot back up on a tape. This is because the tape device option        is disabled for VMware users.

 

 

•     Network Directory-Stores the backup file on a network drive that is accessed through an SFTP connection.Enter the following required information:

 

 

     –     Server name: Name or IP address of the network server

 

 

     –     Path name: Path name for the directory where you want to store the backup file

 

 

     –     User name: Valid username for an account on the remote system

 

 

     –     Password: Valid password for the account on the remote system

 

 

     –     Number of backups to store on Network Directory: The number of backups to store on this network directory.

 

Note:-  You must have access to an SFTP server to configure a network storage location. The SFTP path must exist prior to the backup. The account that is used to access the SFTP server must have write permission for the selected path.

 

 

Step 8

 

To update these settings, click Save.

 

 

Note:-  After you click the Save button, the DRS Master Agent validates the selected backup device. If the user name, password, server name, or directory path is invalid, the save will fail.

 

 

Step 9

 

To delete a backup device, select it in the Backup Device list. Then, click Delete Selected.

 

Note:-  You cannot delete a backup device that is configured as the backup device in a backup schedule.

 

Related Links

Unity Connection Disaster Recovery

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