Disaster Recovery System and COBRAS
With any disaster recovery planning, it is imperative for customers to properly back up Cisco Unity Connection in case of a disaster. There are two tools that you should use in backing up and restoring Unity Connection:
Disaster Recovery System (DRS)
The Disaster Recovery System (DRS), which can be invoked from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, provides full data backup and restore capabilities. The Disaster Recovery System allows you to perform manual or regularly scheduled automatic data backups.
The Disaster Recovery System includes the following capabilities:
A user interface for performing backup and restore tasks.
A distributed system architecture for performing backup and restore functions.
Archived backups to a physical tape drive or remote SFTP server.
For more information on the Disaster Recovery System, see the ”Backing Up and Restoring Cisco Unity Connection Components” chapter of the Install, Upgrade, Maintenance Guide for Cisco Unity Connection, Release 11.x at https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/connection/11x/install_upgrade/guide/b_11xcuciumg.html.
Cisco Object Backup and Restore Application Suite (COBRAS)
Cisco Objected Backup and Restore Application Suite (COBRAS) is a set of tools designed to allow administrators to back up all user, call handler, interview handler, public distribution list, schedule and routing rule information and restore some or all of that information onto another Cisco Unity Connection server. It is specifically designed to allow for partial restores, restores onto different versions or products than was backed up, and for “merges” of data from multiple system backups.
For extensive information on using COBRAS, see the COBRAS Help at http://www.ciscounitytools.com/Applications/General/COBRAS/COBRAS.html.