Backup & Restore FreePBX 15+ – Adding support for custom files or directories

Kapil Gupta

Kapil Gupta

Hi Everyone,

As many of you are aware, the backup and restore module in FreePBX and PBXact 15+ has been completely redesigned from the scratch to provide an easy and smooth experience for backing up and restoring of configuration data.

Since the launch of the rewritten backup & restore module for 15+ systems, support for adding custom files or directories along with the backup of configuration files was not present.  Due to this, we have noticed a couple of queries and concerns in our open source issue tracking system and in our community forum

We are now proud to announce that we have enhanced this module’s functionality to add support for “Custom files and directories”.
As shown in the screenshot below, the new functionality will provide the option to add the location of files or directories in the backup file while creating backup jobs in FreePBX or PBXact 15+ systems.


Also, this newly developed functionality in the backup & restore module will ensure that: 

  1. Backup of FreePBX 15 or PBXact 15 systems with custom data (files or directories) will easily restore to another 15 systems.
  2. Backup of previous Freepbx or PBxact versions like 13 or 14 systems having custom data (files or directories) will restore successfully to 15 systems.

In order to try this new feature in FreePBX or PBXact 15 backup and restore module, please update to the latest EDGE release i.e. v15.0.10.7.  We encourage you to send us feedback so that we can continue to make backup and restore a smooth experience.

Please provide feedback by raising issues to our open source bug tracking system, or submit feature requests or improvements to enhance this module’s functionality.
 As per our standard policy, all modules are rigorously tested by our QA department and only after QA approval modules are allowed to move from EDGE to STABLE.  We are continuing to prioritize the backup and restore work to ensure quick feedback resolution.

A big shout goes out to Mohit Mishra from FreePBX engineering team for the development of this feature in FreePBX and PBXact 15+


Thank you for using FreePBX!
Kapil Gupta



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