CUCM Backup and Licence Management

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Sep 22nd, 2010
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When I restore a backup, do I need to upload the licenses files again? The information about the licences (CallMananger, nodes and IP Phones) are on the backup files (.tar)?

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Rob Huffman Thu, 09/23/2010 - 05:43
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baxta2712 Tue, 10/19/2010 - 01:54
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Can you tell, as I understand CUCM backup stores .lic files and when I restore those files will be there, if I change new hardware's mac address to an old mac address witch where used in old server, will it work?


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James Hawkins Sat, 10/23/2010 - 02:43
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It would not be a supported configuration so it would not be recommended.


It is not possible to change the server MAC address using the normal accounts created during CUCM installation - it may be possible if you create a root account but this is not a good thing to do on a production system. If you really want to try then the link below may be helpful.


http://www.blindhog.net/how-to-get-root-access-on-call-manager-56-server/


Changing the MAC may work for CUCM 5 through 7 but version 8 introduces virtual MAC addresses which take a range of settings and configuration entries from the server and would be far more difficult to hack.


It would be a far better bet to get the licenses rehosted as suggested by Rob.

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