Saving and Restoring a System Configuration (220 Series)

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You can save and restore a system configuration only from the web administration interface.

 

The System Save feature creates a text file that contains command line interface commands to restore a saved configuration. The saved configuration includes all the preferences that can be set through the command line interface, except the command line interface password and the password for the default SNMP user. You can edit the file manually to customize the configuration. The System Restore feature restores a system configuration using the saved configuration file. For more information about editing commands in the configuration file and saving and restoring a system configuration using the command line interface, refer to LifeSize Automation Command Line Interface for LifeSize Video Communications Systems.

 

Note: Configuration preferences and options vary across LifeSize system models and software releases. Restoring a system configuration using a file saved from a different model or software release may produce unexpected results. LifeSize recommends that you restore a configuration that was saved from the same system or the same system model and software release.

 

To save a system configuration from the web administration interface, follow these steps:

 

1. In the web administration interface, navigate to Preferences : System : System Reset. If you wish to save system passwords in the file, select Save passwords. Passwords saved with this option are not encrypted.

 

2. Click System Save.

 

3. In the Download file dialog box, click Yes.

 

4. When prompted, choose a location in which to save the configuration file and then click Save.

 

 

To restore the system configuration from the web administration interface, follow these steps:

 

1. Ensure that a saved configuration file exists before performing a restore.

 

2. If you chose not to save passwords when you saved the configuration file, passwords appear in the file as tokens surrounded by ### characters and FIX: precedes the command in the configuration file, for example:

 

FIX: set admin password ###Password###

 

If you wish to replace these tokens with passwords before using the file to restore a system, delete FIX: and replace ###token### with the password. If you do not edit these lines, error 09 (invalid command) appears in the command output when you restore the system; the FIX: lines are ignored; and values previously set for the passwords remain unchanged.

 

3. Hang up all calls connected to the system. If calls are connected when you perform a restore, a dialog appears prompting you to continue or cancel the restore. If you continue, the system restore process terminates the calls.

 

4. In the web administration interface, navigate to Preferences : System : System Reset.

 

5. Click System Restore.

 

6. If an error dialog appears, examine the errors. You may wish to copy and paste the errors into a text editing program for analysis and troubleshooting. Errors due to the presence of FIX: lines identify commands with token passwords that were not manually edited. Other errors may indicate a problem with restoring a specified preference or restoring the entire configuration. For a description of the error codes that can appear, see “Standard Return Codes” in the LifeSize Automation Command Line Interface for LifeSize Video Communications Systems

 

7. Click Continue. The LifeSize system reboots and a dialog appears indicating that the restore succeeded.

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