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Copying configurations, address books and conference data between products

Copying configuration, address book and conference data between Cisco acquired TANDBERG/Codian Conferencing Products including the Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series

You can copy the configuration of a Cisco acquired TANDBERG/Codian Conferencing product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product to another Cisco acquired TANDBERG/Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product using FTP or the web interface.

The configuration contains the following:

  • Configuration settings of your Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco GW MSE 8330
  • Address book
  • Conference data
  • Endpoint configuration

Copying and transferring the configuration using FTP

To save the configuration file of the original Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product:

  1. Ensure that the FTP service is enabled on the Network > Services page.
  2. Connect to your Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, enter the same ones that you use to log in to the product's web interface as an administrator.
  3. You will see a file called configuration.xml. This contains the complete configuration of your product. Copy this file and store it somewhere safe.

To upload the configuration to another Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product:

  1. Locate the copy of the configuration.xml file that you want to restore.
  2. Ensure that the FTP service is enabled on the Network > Services page.
  3. Connect to the Cisco TelePresence MCU using an FTP client. When asked for a user name and password, use the same ones that you use to log in to the product's web interface as an administrator.
  4. Upload your configuration.xml file to the product, overwriting the existing file on the product.

Copying and transferring the configuration using the web interface

The following software versions introduced the ability to back up and restore the configuration using the web interface:

  • Cisco TelePresence MCU: 4.0 and later
  • Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW: 2.0 and later
  • Cisco TelePresence Supervisor: 2.0 and later
  • Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series: 1.0 and later

To save the configuration file of the original Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product:

  1. Go to Settings > Upgrade.
  2. Click Save backup file.
  3. Save the resulting "configuration.xml" file to a secure location.

To upload the configuration to another Cisco acquired Codian product or Cisco TelePresence Serial Gateway Series product:

  1. Go to Settings > Upgrade.
  2. For Overwrite settings, select if you'd like Network or User settings overwritten (see the online help for more information).
  3. Click Restore backup file.

Note: The same process can be used to transfer configuration information between blades in a chassis. However, before doing this, be sure to keep a copy of the original feature keys from the blade whose configuration is being replaced.

If you are using the configuration file to configure a duplicate product, for example in a network where you have more than one MCU, be aware that if the original product was configured with a static address, you will need to reconfigure the IP address on any other products on which you have used the configuration file.

This article applies to the following products:

  • Cisco TelePresence IP GW 3500 / MSE IPGW blade
  • Cisco TelePresence IP VCR 2200 / MSE VCR blade
  • Cisco TelePresence ISDN GW 3200 and 3241 / MSE 8310 and 8321 ISDN blades
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU 4200 / MSE 8420
  • Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500
  • Cisco TelePresence MSE 8050 Supervisor
  • Cisco TelePresence MSE 8510 blade
  • Cisco TelePresence Serial GW 3400 / MSE 8330

May 10th, 2012 TAA_KB_5