Backup


It’s always good to have a backup method in place. Here are the steps to a basic backup method with FusionPBX.

Command Line

Be sure to change the password by replacing the zzzzzzzz in PGPASSWORD=”zzzzzzzz” with your database password. You can get the password from /etc/fusionpbx/config.php.

cd /etc/cron.daily
nano fusionpbx-backup.sh

#!/bin/sh
now=$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
echo "Server Backup"
export PGPASSWORD="zzzzzzzz"
mkdir -p /var/backups/fusionpbx/postgresql
#delete postgres logs older than 7 days
find /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-9.4-main* -mtime +7 -exec rm {} \;
#delete freeswitch logs older 3 days
find /usr/local/freeswitch/log/freeswitch.log.* -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;
pg_dump --verbose -Fc --host=$database_host --port=$database_port -U fusionpbx fusionpbx --schema=public -f /var/backups/fusionpbx/postgresql/fusionpbx_pgsql_$now.sql
echo "Backup Complete";

To save the file press ctrl + x then y to save it.

You should have the script ready to execute. (Default the script will use FreeSWITCH package paths. If you have an older install using source be sure to change this by commenting the package line #22 and uncomment the source line #25.)

Crontab

Setting crontab -e

crontab -e
Choose 1 for nano
Goto the last blank line and paste in the next line.
0 0 * * * /bin/sh /etc/cron.daily/fusionpbx-backup.sh
press enter then save and exit.

Once this is complete you will have the backup ready to execute by ./fusionpbx-backup.sh or from the daily cron job.

Web Interface (optional)

FreeSWITCH Package install paths.

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Goto Advanced > Default Settings.

Settings for FreeSWITCH package backup paths.

path           array  /var/backups/fusionpbx/postgresql                True    postgresql
path           array  /usr/share/freeswitch/scripts                    True    scripts
path           array  /var/www/fusionpbx                               True    fusionpbx
path           array  /var/lib/freeswitch/storage                      True    storage
path           array  /var/lib/freeswitch/recordings                   True    recordings
path           array  /etc/freeswitch                                  True    conf

Click "Reload" at the top of the page.

FreeSWITCH Source install paths.

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Settings for FreeSWITCH source backup paths.

path           array   /var/backups/fusionpbx/postgresql       True    postgresql
path           array   /usr/local/freeswitch/scripts           True    scripts
path           array   /usr/local/freeswitch/recordings        True    recordings
path           array   /var/www/fusionpbx                      True    fusionpbx
path           array   /usr/local/freeswitch/conf              True    conf
path           array   /usr/local/freeswitch/storage           True    storage

Click "Reload" at the top of the page.

Download Backups

From Advanced > Backup you can download the backup from the web interface this is optional. You would need to make sure that PHP doesn’t timeout while compressing your backup and that it has enough access to RAM to do the work.

FreeSWITCH Source install paths.

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FreeSWITCH Package install paths.

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