Perform Backup of Cisco Unity Express with Microsoft FTP Server

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Brandon Buffin Thu, 01/28/2010 - 05:36

One way to do this is with a tool that can automate CLI commands such as Kiwi CatTools.

Basically, Kiwi CatTools allows you to schedule commands to be run on one or multiple network devices, so you could schedule the necessary commands to complete a backup.

Hope this helps.


Mohit Grover Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:12

Hey Brandon, that's OK but i'm facing something different, while backing up my unity express information....

with GUI....

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     =   


I didn't find the proper meaning of Return Value:7

Still problem is there.....

ronpatel Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:15


Do you have special charctors in FTp password. If yes do not use them and try to do backup again.


Ronak Patel

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