Restoring backup during re-install - source options

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by ccomley, Sep 25, 2017.

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  1. ccomley

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    We just upgraded the licence on a Google hosted VM. This of course means backing up, removing, re-installing, and feeding the backup back in. The only way to feed back in the backup was to re-upload it from our office, which took over half an hour (our local broadband isn't all that!)

    It would be useful if the restore-backup (during install) allowed us to specify one or more of
    - a URL (e.g. a Drop-box link)
    - Google Drive location (though I appreaciate going through teh approval process for a single file might be tedious)
    - a location ON the VM's local drive, we could easily have pushed the file back to /tmp, for example, but there was no way to tell the restore dialog to look there.
     
  2. Silly English Kniggit

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    Next time - upgrade your existing key instead of ordering a new license, this avoids this requirement.
    I assume you're using Linux... Were you using CLI or web GUI? Can definitely do this in CLI - though you do need to know exact path and file name as now way to browse or tab complete. Could always pull it in from URL with wget / curl first too.

    Do agree this could be easier though.
     
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  3. ccomley

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    Would have loved to have just upgraded the key but 3CX said to go from where I was to where I wanted to be, not possible, had to be a new key. GOK why not.