[asterisk-users] Commit dialplan & other config. in memory to disk?

Tzafrir Cohen tzafrir.cohen at xorcom.com
Thu Apr 6 11:54:45 CDT 2017

On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 09:54:25AM +0000, Nathan Anderson wrote:
> 'lo,
> So yesterday, one of our clients had the misfortune of having the disk that their Asterisk config (*.conf) was stored on take a dirt nap.  Of course, Asterisk was still running at the time, and everything continued to work (except for voicemail, which was stored on the same disk) right up until I shut down Asterisk to investigate what was going on.  Because the disk was dead, though, I couldn't start Asterisk back up after that, and OF COURSE the backups were not firing off correctly so now we are faced with regenerating the config again (including dialplan) from scratch.
> In the future, if I were to ever run into a similar situation, is there any way to request or instruct Asterisk to write the current dialplan that is in memory and other important config files (e.g., users.conf) to disk in a *different* location than where it originally read them from when it started up?  I could have saved myself a crap-ton of work if this were possible...

I'm not sure this works. But it's worth a shot: (bind-?)mount a writable
file system at /etc/asterisk .

Be sure to umount it quickly enough after the write.

               Tzafrir Cohen
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