If you wish to protect your service against hardware failure and reach higher
availability of your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software, we recommend you to try
our Ozeki Cluster software product.
Ozeki Cluster automatically moves any
service to another computer in case of a hardware failure. You can
download it from:
Ozeki Cluster Site
This page explains why you should back up the configuration
and other data of the Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway program, and how to restore your
data from the backup.
Reasons for backup
It is essential to back up your configuration and other data related to SMS
messaging using Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway. Your computer may break down, or
there may be other problems causing data loss. Without backup, you risk
losing your configuration and other data.
Unintentional change of data might occur as well. You may accidentally uninstall
configured service provider connections or users, or you might make changes to
the configuration of inbound or outbound routing which might prove wrong. Then,
you may need to restore the original configuration.
Also, you may want to start using Ozeki NG - SMS Gateway
on another computer when your system is already configured. In all these cases,
it is useful and convenient to have a backup, as it allows you to avoid having
to reconfigure the program.
How to save your data
You can save the configuration and other data of Ozeki NG - SMS
Gateway by saving the whole directory you have installed the program in.
By default, it is the C:\Program Files\Ozeki\OzekiNG - SMS Gateway
directory (see Figure 3 on the
Installation Steps page).
This directory contains all data.
To reach this directory, right-click the Start menu
and select Explore.
Open the Program Files directory in the Folders section on
Open the Ozeki folder in the directory, and select the directory to
save it (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Selecting the directory of the program
How to restore your data
To restore your configuration and other data, reinstall the
program (as described on the Installation
Steps page), and stop the service.
To do this, take the following steps:
Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
Double-click Administrative tools in the panel (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Opening the Administrative Tools panel
The Administrative Tools panel will show up.
Double-click Services in the panel.
This will bring up the Services panel.
If the service is running, you can see the status of Ozeki
NG - SMS Gateway as "Started" in its entry (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - The program running
If it is running, stop it by clicking Stop in the top left-hand
corner of the panel (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Stopping the service
Once the Ozeki NG service is stopped, you need to locate the Ozeki NG Data folder.
You can find it in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Ozeki\OzekiNG - SMS Gateway.
Next compress it into a Zip file. Right click on the folder then select "Send to" and "Compressed (zipped) folder" (Figure 5).
Figure 5 - Compress Ozeki data folder
The previous step created the Data.zip file on your desktop. Look through your desktop icons and you will find the file (Figure 6).
Figure 6 - Backup data folder
Then reactivate the program. To restart it, click the Start link
below Stop (Figure 4).