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The steps outlined below follow the most common backup and archiving procedure which is applicable for the majority of our customers. For a more detailed backup of Recording and Archiving, please see out Storage and Archives page.
Note: Adutante and VSLogger server settings must be manually backed up. Only actual audio recording data is automatically archived (if archiving is configured).
Archive(Replicate) Recordings - refers to storing additional copies of the recordings to redundant or extended storage or to removable media. Archived recordings can be used to restore recorder in case of the hardware failure.
Settings Backup - refers to storing copies of the VSLogger and Adutante configuration files, as well as Adutante server DB backup (Users, Permissions and QC evaluations and Forms)
To successfully restore failed recorder to the original state, the following should be available:
First backup the original server’s settings.
Backing up server settings is currently a manual operation. Most server settings and users changes occur infrequently. Schedule this backup more often if you constantly make changes to the system. However, once every few months is typically ok.
Versadial recommends the backup be located on the networked drive.
Important: Stop Versadial VSLogger Recording Service and Versadial VSLogger Connection Service under Windows "Services". Failing to stop the services and copying files may result in corrupt data.
Two folders within the VSLogger installation must be manually backed up.
VSLogger Server Settings Backup:
Two files must be manually backed up from the default location at: C:\Versadial\Adutante\applications\adutante\config
Adutante Server Settings Backup:
Adutante DB Backup(Users, Permissions and QC evaluations) Steps:
As noted in the Storage and Archives page, there are plenty of storage options available: Network shared drive, Removable Drives, FTP site.
For this guide, we will be utilizing a Networked Hard Drive or a USB connected External Hard drive. Before setting up auto-archiving, make sure the networked (or USB) drive is connected and visible by the Recording Server (is visible via Windows Explorer).
Attention!! If archiving(replication) feature is not enabled, you will have only one copy of the recordings stored on the recorder server. In case of a recorder hardware failure, you can lose all of your recordings.
Auto backup creation can be accomplished via:
If using a Networked Drive:
Note: It is important that the Windows login has access to the networked drive. If for any reason, recordings are not saved, it is possible the access rights are in conflict. Note, typically VSLogger is installed and setup as a local admin, thus, if you network a specific drive that is only visible to a specific user within your network, VSLogger may not properly see the networked drive and be able to write to the drive. If you require VSLogger to use a specific user created network drive, go to SERVICES > VERSAIDAL VSLOGGER RECORDING SERVICES. Right-click, and select PROPERTIES. Under LOG ON, log in under the appropriate user that also has access to the networked drive. Restart Services.
If using a USB connected External Drive:
* Additional Notes
If after Saving and Restarting, you do not see your selected mapped drive or external hard drive un NET storage, you may need to do the following.
For some versions of VSLogger, you will need to STOP the Versadial VSLogger Recording service (in the Services) before selecting and adding the networked drive/external hard drive and restarting.