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FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By : Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II
Book Image

FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook

By: Giovanni Maruzzelli, Anthony Minessale II

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
FreeSWITCH 1.6 Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Inserting CDRs into a backend database

Frequently, it is necessary to put CDR information into a database such as PostgreSQL or other SQL and NoSQL databases. FreeSWITCH has various modules for writing CDRs directly to many databases, but the preferred architecture is writing CDRs to the disk or posting them to a web server, and then processing them so that they can be inserted into a database. Many engineering reasons lead to this architecture (for example, avoiding dependence on direct, real-time interaction with the database), and most of them relate it to integrity and resilience. This recipe discusses the recommended method of writing SQL-based CSV files and then using those to update a backend database.

Getting ready

Of course, you will need a database in which to store your CDRs. Any SQL-compliant database will work as long as you can use the command line to execute SQL statements. Create a database for your CDRs, and allow any necessary access. This is completely dependent upon the...