Cisco IP Telephony Backup and Restore System (BARS) Administration Guide, Version 4.0(8)
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Overview

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco TAC Website

Opening a TAC Case

TAC Case Priority Definitions

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Preface


This preface describes the overview, audience, organization, and conventions of this guide and provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

The preface covers these topics:

Overview

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Overview

The Cisco IP Telephony Backup and Restore System (BARS) Administration Guide, Version 4.0 (8) describes how to use the BARS utility and provides procedures for completing various backup-related tasks and restore-related tasks.

Audience

This guide provides a reference and procedural guide for users of Cisco CallManager and other Cisco IP telephony applications.

Organization

Table 1 provides an overview of this guide:

Table 1 Organization of this Manual 

Chapter
Description

Chapter 1 "Backup and Restore System (BARS) Overview"

This section provides overview information about some of the main components that make up the BARS utility.

Chapter 2 "BARS Installation"

This section contains installation procedures and installation-related information.

Chapter 3 "Backing Up the Data"

This section contains procedures for backing up your data. Procedures include configuring the backup server and the data source servers.

Chapter 4 "Restoring the Data"

This section contains procedures for restoring data that was backed up from the configured data source servers.

Chapter 5 "Backing Up and Restoring Security for Cisco CallManager,"

This section contains procedures for backing up and restoring security for Cisco CallManager 4.1 and Cisco CallManager 4.0.

"BARS Error Messages"

This section contains a list of error messages and their workarounds for messages that you may receive during BARS installation or usage.


Conventions

Notes use the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.


Tips use the following convention:


Tip Means the following are useful tips.


Cautions use the following convention:


Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Documentation

Click on the URLs in Table 2 to navigate to the appropriate documentation about related Cisco IP Telephony applications and products:

Table 2 Quick Reference for URLs 

Related Information and Software
URL

Backup and restore release note documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/backup/index.htm

Operating system documentation and Virtual Network Computing (VNC) documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/iptel_os/index.htm

Cisco CallManager Compatibility Matrix

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_callmg/index.htm

Cisco CallManager documentation, including Cisco CAR documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/c_callmg/index.htm

Cisco CallManager service releases

http://www.cisco.com/kobayashi/sw-center/sw-voice.shtml

Related Cisco CRS and Cisco CER documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/index.htm

Cisco CRS documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/sw_ap_to/index.htm

Cisco Integrated Communication System (ICS) 7750 documentation

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ics/index.htm


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