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  • 1.  Automated Uploading of Announcements

    Posted 12-09-2016 02:55 AM

    I have Communication Manager R015x. running on an S8300 Media Server (residing in a G450 Media Gateway).

    I'd like to automate the upload of announcements to occur at a particular time of day (out of business hours).

    My prefered method of uploading the announcements would be to initiate the transfer from my workstation and push the announcement to the server (opposed to connecting to the server and pulling the files from my workstation).

    One such option is to enable file transfer for the announcement board from within Communication Manager: 'enable filexfer'. This will enable me to upload the files from my workstation to the server via FTP - which is something I can easily write a script to perform and run at a specific time.

    However, I have observed that after eight hours of having run the 'enable filexfer' command, FTP is disabled. Has anyone else encountered this behaviour? Is this a configurable setting?

    One possible workaround to this is to script the enabling of file transfer by initiating an SSH session to the S8300 Media Server, set the terminal type to 'vt100', execute '/opt/ecs/bin/autosat', set the terminal type to 'OSSI' and then enter the 'cenab filexf' command using OSSI syntax. But frankly, that's a lot of hassle and prone to error, so I really don't want to resort to that.

    So my questions are:
    Can the eight hour limit for which FTP remains open be configured? If not, then is there a simpler way to enable file transfer that is easy to automate?

  • 2.  RE: Automated Uploading of Announcements

    Posted 03-17-2017 07:29 AM

    You can schedule a restore with ASA. It can can be set to just about any interval. That is how I backup my announcements. I leave ASA running all the time on a virtual machine. I'm sure there are a lot of other ways but I know this will work and is pretty straightforward.

    Hah, just saw the date of the original post.