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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By : Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis
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The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial

By: Robert Lloyd, Matthew M. Landis, Matthew M Landis

Overview of this book

Traditional PBX systems have often been expensive and proprietary. With 3CX, you can now create an easy-to-use, complete, and cost-effective phone system on Microsoft Windows. This practical guide offers the insight that a reader needs to exploit the potential that 3CX has to offer.This practical hands-on book covers everything you need to know about designing, installing and customizing 3CX to create an all-inclusive phone system. It takes a real-world approach that walks you through all aspects of 3CX and its features. From installing the software, to backing things up, to understanding what hardware you need – this book covers it all.The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial will take you from knowing very little about VoIP to almost expert level with detailed how-tos on every aspect of 3CX. Starting with the basics, and covering the free version of 3CX as well as the more advanced features of the Enterprise version, you will learn it all.In other words, this book covers numerous topics such as installation and configuration of 3CX, choosing a VoIP Provider, integration of a trunk into 3CX, the commonly used 3CX hardware, and backing up your phone system.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Disaster recovery

Let's start with backing up your configuration. Want to do a small upgrade? Backup your configuration. Want to do a configuration change? Backup your configuration first, just in case you need to revert to the previous one.

There are a couple of ways you can do backups. One way is a full system backup, which will cover Windows, 3CX, your call logs, and everything you'd need to recreate your system. How do you do this? There are several ways and they all have their pros and cons.

One such way is Windows backup software—Yes, Windows has a decent backup software built-in. No, it's not the best, or easiest, but it's free. Starting with Vista and Server 2008, it's much better, as long as you want it to be backed up to locally attached hard drives. It works well, but it's not my first choice.

There are lots of third party backup software products out there. They are generally better than the Windows one, however they cost money, sometimes quite a bit, if you want to backup...