How to – Setup an archive server

How to – Setup an archive server


How to – Setup an archive server

This article is going to go over how to “scratch” install an archive server on CentOS 8, Rocky Linux or Alma Linux. You can pretty much follow it for OpenSuSe as well but there would be some small variations for installing vsftpd.

Step 1 – Install and setup vsftpd

The first thing we have to do is install and properly configure vsftpd.

yum install vsftpd
nano /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
paste the following at the very bottom:

vsftpd config
vsftpd.conf config
nano /etc/vsftpd/user_list
(add "cronarchive" to the bottom)

useradd -m -d /home/archive/ cronarchive
passwd cronarchive 
(set the pw u want)

mkdir -p /home/archive
chmod -R 777 /home/archive

Step 2 – Set your archive server in script

Below is a settings example to put during the script which can be run by running the following commands. This has to be run on all asterisk servers:

cd /usr/src/astguiclient/trunk/
archive setup
archive setup during script

Step 3 – Turning on the cronjob to send the recordings over to the archive server

Changing this cronjob has to be done on all asterisk servers. You have to remove the # in front of this line by typing “crontab -e” and scrolling until you find it:

2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29,32,35,38,41,44,47,50,53,56,59 * * * * /usr/share/astguiclient/ --MP3 --run-check
crontab -e

Step 4 – Changing the Apache alias for the recordings

Last thing we need to do is change the alias for the recordings on the archive server as shown below:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/record.conf

Alias /RECORDINGS/ "/home/archive/"

<Directory "/home/archive">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    Require all granted
        <files *.mp3>
            Forcetype application/forcedownload
Apache alias
Apache alias

Well, thats all there is to it, hopefully this will help some of you with improving your cluster setups and properly setting up an archive server.

-Chris aka carpenox

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