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From Cisco Unity Express prompts, the connection to backup server is established and the backup server can response to ping, but the backup progress remains at 0 bytes. History.log shows this output:

Category:  Configuration
Backup Server: ftp://x.x.x.x/backup/
Operation:  Backup
Backupid:  2
Result:  Failure
Reason:  Connection to backup server failed: ftp://x.x.x.x/backup/ : returnvalue:6 Unable to connect to backup server.


It is observed that if the FTP password contains a special character, it does not allow the backup. In order to resolve this issue, remove the special character from the FTP password. Also make sure that there are no routing problems in the network that can affect the FTP backup on Cisco Unity Express.


I'm facing the same issue, but slightly differ. while backing up my unity express information....

Reports---> Backup History:

HistoricalData: Failure Connection to backup server failed: ftp://X.X.X.X/mrv-unity: returnvalue:7

Unable to connect to backup server

FTP Server is pinging successfully:: no problem in connectivity, from FTP Server to Unity Express & from Unity Express to FTP Server, all routing is well & going on reachable....

Reply from X.X.X.X: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=63


why i'm getting this error:

In Unity Express ---> Reports ---> Backup History.

Unable to connect to backup server

what should i do for this issue....

honestly i've done lots of R&D regarding this, but still problem is there....


Num_of_Revs             = 2

Category_0      =     Data

Data_lastbackup_index      =     0

#Details of last 2 backups

#Details of the last successful restore

Data_restore_backupid     =    

Data_restore_date     =    

Data_restore_backupdate     =    

Data_restore_description     =    


Gajanan Pande
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee


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