In this post I describe how you can backup your Audiocodes Mediant VE on Microsoft Azure. Let’s start with some basics before configuring your SBC backup on Azure.
First of all, if you deploy your Audiocodes Session Border Controller (SBC) for Teams Direct Routing or any other SBC I’d recommend to save the configuration. For instance, on Audiocodes Mediant SBCs you can easily save the configuration file (config.ini) and/or packages.
Take a (“on-system”) snapshot
Another option is to directly save a snapshot on the Audiocodes SBC which enables you to quickly revert to this “restore point”.
Enable Azure Backup for virtual SBC
Hereinafter, I’ll show an example on how you can enable and configure your Audiocodes Mediant VE getting backed up on Azure.
Here you can configure retention, how long which type of backup should be kept.
After the validation is ok, your done.
You could trigger an ad hoc backup now, to check if it works.
If configured you should also restore the system once, to ensure that you know that it works and how to restore a VM.
Conclusion, opinion and summary
To backup your virtual SBC on Azure is a good thing in my opinion. Especially if you maybe want to revert the SBC after a firmware upgrade to an earlier release or just quickly bring back another configuration if you’ve missed to download the config.ini or config package before you made this one big change on the system.