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Backing up and restoring the configuration using FTP

You can back up and restore the configuration of the IP VCR through its web interface. To do so, go to Settings > Upgrade. For more information, refer to Upgrading and backing up the IP VCR.

You can also save the configuration of the IP VCR using FTP.

To back up the configuration via FTP:

  1. On the Network > Services page ensure that FTP is enabled.
  2. Connect to the IP VCR using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, enter the same ones that you use to log in to the IP VCR's web interface as an administrator.
    You will see a file called configuration.xml. This contains the complete configuration of your IP VCR.
  3. Copy this file and store it somewhere safe.

The backup process is now complete.


To restore the configuration using FTP:

  1. Locate the copy of the configuration.xml file that you want to restore.
  2. On the Network  > Services page ensure that FTP is enabled.
  3. Connect to the IP VCR using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, use the same ones that use to log in to the IP VCR's web interface as an administrator.
  4. Upload your configuration.xml file to the IP VCR, overwriting the existing file on the IP VCR.

The restore process is now complete.


Note: The same process can be used to transfer a configuration from one IP VCR to another of the same model number. However, before doing this, be sure to keep a copy of the original feature keys from the IP VCR whose configuration is being replaced.

If you are using the configuration file to configure a duplicate IP VCR, for example in a network where you have more than one, be aware that if the original IP VCR was configured with a static address, you will need to reconfigure the IP address on any others on which you have used the configuration file.

Related topics

  • Upgrading and backing up the IP VCR