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Backup Strategy of Cisco Voice Servers

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May 30th, 2012
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Hey Everyone,

My boss mentioned to me that he wants to start making backup's of our cisco voice enviornment.  Currently we have 4 servers.


2) Unity



All of these servers are build with a RAID 1 mirror.  He mentioned that typically people will pull one hard drive to keep as a backup, and then rebuild the mirror with a new blank hard drive.

Is this something anyone can speak to?  It sounds pretty straightforward, but I want to find out if there is a typical procedure you would follow for this.  I've done similar things with Windows servers, but never in a cisco enviornment.

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Jaime Valencia Wed, 05/30/2012 - 11:25
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Just an FYI, we do not support that as a backup method. We only support swapping HDDs in case of failure.

Otherwise, just use the backup method for each product that we provide.



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Rob Huffman Wed, 05/30/2012 - 11:30
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Hi John,

I'll just add a reference to the great tips from my friend Java (+5 "J") Bosses always

want to see these things in writing

Removing Hard Drives

Cisco only supports replacing failed hard drives. Cisco does not support  drive pulling/swapping as a method of fast upgrade reversion, restore,  or server recovery. For information on replacing a failed hard drive,  refer to the Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


So...DRS is your best friend here;




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