This is an update to my previous post describing the steps to create backups ESTOS applications. The older post handled backing up the earlier release 3.5 of MetaDirectory.
In the meantime MetaDirectory 4.0 has been released and with the new release ESTOS changed the installation path and the name of the service so that the current backup script will not work anymore.
So it’s time for a small update.
In order to not adjust the script every time I want to deploy it again on another server, I want a script that works for the older and the actual version. So I have to check and adjust the values for service name and paths used within the script. Continue reading
Sadfully Estos ProCall and Estos MetaDirectory have neither an inbuilt backup functionality nor a scheduler to backup automatically.
After searching the web for a solution I found a German article about moving the service from one machine to another: Move Estos from one server to another
It describes the steps how you can create a backup of both applications and what you have to do to restore them on another machine. Continue reading
Did you ever ran into the situation where IP Office hardware died and you had to replace it? And in that situation did you have an actual backup available? For a single site IP500 there are many places to get a backup. If the chassis breaks you will have a backup on the SD card – in the case you will not find a non V2 chassis. If the SD card breaks the running config is stored in the internal flash of the chassis. If you don’t have both of them you will probably have an older config file stored in your Manager folder on your computer.
Considerations for Server Edition solutions
But what about IP Office servers? First of all there is more to save than just the IPO configuration. We have Voicemail Pro and OneX Portal. We probably have contact store and WebLM as well as WebRTC and it’s getting more with every release. Continue reading