Cisco Unified Communications Manager is a central piece of IT infrastructure in many organizations, so reliable backups are critical. Cisco recommends Titan FTP Server, which has been tested and certified by Cisco for this purpose.
So, how do you backup your CUCM Server to Titan using SFTP? Just follow these simple steps:
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If launching for the first time, you are prompted to create your login credentials. Create the main admin account and log in to the Titan Admin Console. There is a Default Server instance already configured and running. The Default Server instance contains a sample user with credentials of ‘test’ for the username and ‘test’ for the password. Change these credentials once testing is complete.
Login to the CUCM Console and from the menu in the upper right corner, select ‘Disaster Recovery’, then Backup, and finally Backup Device.
Click ‘Add New’ in the Backup Device section and enter a new name for your setup, TitanSftpBackups. Next, enter the details for the Titan server, including the IP address, the Titan username (test/test can be used for testing). For the Path, you can leave it blank and Titan will store the backups in the home directory for the user on the Titan Server. You can also select a new path, such as “/CUCMBackups” and Titan will store the backup data in a sub directory. Finally, select the number of backups you want to keep on the SFTP server.
Now CUCM is configured to transfer backup files to the Titan SFTP Server, you can schedule the backup to run. In the CUCM console, go to the Backup Scheduler and ‘Add New’ to generate a new backup schedule. Add the frequency for the backups and select the TitanSftpBackups target. Fill in the remaining settings and “Enable Schedule.”
We hope this information on How to back up and transfer Cisco files to Titan SFTP Server was helpful. Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance.
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