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Barracuda Phone System

Configuring Backup Settings

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Configure complete system backups on the Configuration > Backup page. Barracuda Phone System allows Server Message Block (SMB) or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) backups to a configured destination on the Configuration > Backup page.

Configure Backups

Use the following steps to configure backups:

  1. Navigate to the Configuration > Backup page. 
  2. Select FTP or SMB (Windows shared folders, Windows or Samba share):
    1. FTP – Enter the Server IP Address or Hostname, Port number, login credentials (Username and Password), and the destination Folder/Path on the target server where backup files are to be stored.
    2. SMB – Enter the Server IP Address or Hostname, Port number, login credentials (Username and Password), Share, and Domain
  3. Click Test Settings to verify the entered backup settings.
  4. Click Save.
Example FTP Settings
  • Server: ftp.example.local
  • Port: 21
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin1
  • Folder/Path: /path/to/backup/on/ftp/server
Example SMB Settings
  • Server: samba.example.local
  • Port: 445
  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin1
  • Share Name: vendorbackups
  • Folder/Path: /path/to/backup/on/smb/server (Note that this is relative to the share above.)
  • Domain: example.local
Backup Directory

The system will create a backups folder within the Folder/Path you specify. The path leading to the backups folder will include the serial number of the phone system that is being backed up. Using the FTP example above, if the Folder/Path is /path/to/backup/on/ftp/server and the serial number of the phone system is 111111, the backup file would be located in this directory:

  • /path/to/backup/on/ftp/server/111111/backups/bps-111111-

If you do not specify a Folder/Path, the backup file and its associated directory structure will be located:

  • For FTP – In the authenticating user's home directory
  • For SMB – In the root of the Share Name you specify


Additional Actions

Once backups are configured, you can complete the following actions:

  • Perform Backup Now – Run an immediate backup.
  • View Backups – View a list of backups that are scheduled, are completed, or are currently running.
  • Schedule Backups – You can schedule weekly or monthly backups.
    • Weekly backups run at the same time each day of the week.
    • Monthly backups run on the same day each month.
  • Restore Backups – Restore a backup that has already been created.
  • Retrieve Backup List from Server – Request to view all backup files currently on the server.

Failed Backups

The Completed/Running Backups table lists recently run backups. If a failed backup displays, check your backup settings and confirm that your backup server is operational with ample disk space.

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