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Virtualization makes another thing easier: complete, bare-metal backups. With this contributed package ( vzdump ), it is very easy to make backups of complete VE, sometimes with only little distruption. Features: Can send an e-mail when finished Can compress the resulting tarball Can selectively back up individual VE, or just all of them Can use different method to make sure the snapshot is consistent (stop the VE, suspend the VE, LVM snapshot) Restoring is very easy and the VEID can be different than the original Can do differential backup using xdelta (not tested myself)

Steps to setup my asterisk server in an OpenVZ VE

Set the VE up Install asterisk wget ftp://ftp.digium.com/pub/asterisk/asterisk-1.2-current.tar.gz tar -xzf asterisk-1.2-current.tar.gz cd asterisk-1.2.18/ yum install glibc-devel ncurses-devel gcc openssl-devel zlib-devel make make mpg123 make install make config Edit /usr/sbin/safe_asterisk to comment out the line about TTY 9 Start asterisk Copy asterisk config files (/etc/asterisk/*) Copy moh mp3's (/var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3/) Copy custom sounds (IVR) Copy voicemail directory Get french sounds : wget ftp://ftp.digium.com/pub/telephony/sounds/asterisk-core-sounds-fr-wav-current.tar.gz tar -xzf asterisk-core-sounds-fr-wav-current.tar.gz Use the script "install_french.sh" (must be run in /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/fr) (see below for script) Change DNS records Test! Create backups (with vzdump) install_french script: #!/bin/bash # Script creant des liens symboliques permetannt l'utilisation des fichiers audios plus rapidement # # Clod Patry (removed e-mail address) # Ver