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FortiVoice Phone System Administration Guide

Maintaining the system

The System > Maintenance submenu allows you to perform scheduled maintenance.

This topic includes:

Maintaining the system configuration

The System > Maintenance > Configuration tab contains features for use during scheduled system maintenance: updates, backups, restoration, and centralized administration.

Backing up configuration

Before installing FortiVoice firmware or making significant configuration changes, back up your FortiVoice configuration. Backups let you revert to your previous configuration if the new configuration does not function correctly. Backups let you compare changes in configuration.

You can back up system configuration or user configuration. System configuration includes the configurations that make the FortiVoice unit work. User configuration includes user-configured Setting, such as voicemail greetings, in addition to system configuration.

In addition to backing up your configuration manually, you can also configure a schedule to back up the configuration automatically to the FortiVoice local hard drive or a remote FTP/SFTP server.

To back up the configuration file

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration.
  2. In the Backup area, select System configuration or User data.

    If you choose to back up user data and the user data files are not updated, select the files to be updated and click Prepare first before proceeding to the next step.

  3. Click Backup.

    Your management computer downloads the configuration file. Time required varies by the size of the file and the speed of your network connection. You can restore the backup configuration later when required. For details, see Restoring the configuration.

To schedule a configuration backup

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration.
  2. Under Scheduled Backup, configure the schedule time and the maximum backup number. When the maximum number is reached, the oldest version will be overwritten.
  3. Enable Local backup if you want to back up locally.
  4. Enable Remote backup and configure the FTP/SFTP server credentials if you want to back up remotely.
  5. Click Apply.

Restoring the configuration

In the Restore Configuration area under System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log, you can restore the backup FortiVoice configuration from your local PC. For details, see Restoring the configuration.

Restoring the firmware

In the Restore Firmware area under System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log, you can install a FortiVoice firmware from your local PC. For details, see Installing firmware.

Downloading a trace file

If Fortinet Technical Support requests a trace log for system analysis purposes, you can download one using the web-based manager.

Trace logs are compressed into an archive (.gz), and contain information that is supplementary to debug-level log files.

To download a trace file

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log.
  2. Configure Trace Log Setting.
  3. Click Prepare to make the trace log file ready before downloading it.
  4. Click Download trace log.

    Your web browser downloads trace.log.gz.

 

Maintaining the system

The System > Maintenance submenu allows you to perform scheduled maintenance.

This topic includes:

Maintaining the system configuration

The System > Maintenance > Configuration tab contains features for use during scheduled system maintenance: updates, backups, restoration, and centralized administration.

Backing up configuration

Before installing FortiVoice firmware or making significant configuration changes, back up your FortiVoice configuration. Backups let you revert to your previous configuration if the new configuration does not function correctly. Backups let you compare changes in configuration.

You can back up system configuration or user configuration. System configuration includes the configurations that make the FortiVoice unit work. User configuration includes user-configured Setting, such as voicemail greetings, in addition to system configuration.

In addition to backing up your configuration manually, you can also configure a schedule to back up the configuration automatically to the FortiVoice local hard drive or a remote FTP/SFTP server.

To back up the configuration file

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration.
  2. In the Backup area, select System configuration or User data.

    If you choose to back up user data and the user data files are not updated, select the files to be updated and click Prepare first before proceeding to the next step.

  3. Click Backup.

    Your management computer downloads the configuration file. Time required varies by the size of the file and the speed of your network connection. You can restore the backup configuration later when required. For details, see Restoring the configuration.

To schedule a configuration backup

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration.
  2. Under Scheduled Backup, configure the schedule time and the maximum backup number. When the maximum number is reached, the oldest version will be overwritten.
  3. Enable Local backup if you want to back up locally.
  4. Enable Remote backup and configure the FTP/SFTP server credentials if you want to back up remotely.
  5. Click Apply.

Restoring the configuration

In the Restore Configuration area under System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log, you can restore the backup FortiVoice configuration from your local PC. For details, see Restoring the configuration.

Restoring the firmware

In the Restore Firmware area under System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log, you can install a FortiVoice firmware from your local PC. For details, see Installing firmware.

Downloading a trace file

If Fortinet Technical Support requests a trace log for system analysis purposes, you can download one using the web-based manager.

Trace logs are compressed into an archive (.gz), and contain information that is supplementary to debug-level log files.

To download a trace file

  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Configuration > Trace Log.
  2. Configure Trace Log Setting.
  3. Click Prepare to make the trace log file ready before downloading it.
  4. Click Download trace log.

    Your web browser downloads trace.log.gz.