[asterisk-users] What is your Backup Strategy?

Forrest Beck jonforrest.beck at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 17:22:43 MST 2007

We are looking at about 200 total phones with low usage.  Probably
only 20 or so calls at once.

On 4/11/07, Andrew Joakimsen <joakimsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/11/07, Forrest Beck <jonforrest.beck at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2)  Have two servers with the same dialplan.  One in each location.
> > Each server has it's own TDM cards installed. Phones on Site A will
> > register with the server on Site A, and phones on Site B will register
> > with the server on Site B. Then using Polycom phones, they will
> > failover to using the server not on their site, if their primary isn't
> > available.  I have setup scripts to copy the dialplan from one server
> > to the other then reload asterisk nightly.  The biggest Con to this is
> > I have to be sure my dialplans don't get different.  The user's
> > voicemail wouldn't be available until their primary server is back up,
> > but that's OK.
> Now you said you had two machines with the same dialplans. What
> happens when you go into fail over an someone leaves a voice message
> and it gets stuck on the other server?
> I think the key here is to treat functions as a cluster. IVRs,
> voicemail, phone calls, etc you need to have a redundant solution for
> each, not just a spare or redundant asterisk server.
> Then again you could be working on a small scale project where what I
> describe its not really important.
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