How to backup and restore the BuddyTalk device’s configuration settings
It is sometimes desirable to backup the BuddyTalk device’s configuration settings (for example, keeping backup configuration settings before making configuration changes, or backing up configuration settings before restore the device to factory default, etc.) To backup and restore the BuddyTalk device’s configuration settings, you will access the BuddyTalk device’s web console. To do so, you need to have the following:
- The web console user ID and password
- The BuddyTalk device IP address
Please see How to access device web console if you do not know how to obtain the two pieces of information above.
Once you have both the BuddyTalk device web console user ID/PW and the BuddyTalk device IP address, you can use a browser to connect to the BuddyTalk device web console by typing: https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8080, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your BuddyTalk device IP address. You will be presented the web console login page as below. Enter your user ID/PW.
Then, navigate to the configuration file download (backup) and upload (restore) page by clicking System > Config File. You will see the following web GUI screen.
To backup, click the Download buttons to download System Config., Network Config., and VoIP Config. You should see syscfg, netcfg, and sipcfg downloaded respectively. Remember where these files are stored (for future restore/upload).
To restore, click the Upload buttons for System Config., Network Config., and VoIP Config. with the previously downloaded yscfg, netcfg, and sipcfg respectively.
Note that the three files backup and restore your system configuration settings, your network configuration settings, and your SIP/telephony configuration settings. However, they do not contain Amazon/Alexa settings. Therefore, if you download these files, restore your BuddyTalk device to factory default, and upload these files, you can get your system settings, network settings, and SIP settings back to prior you restore your BuddyTalk device to factory default, but you will need to re-register your Amazon account.
Also please note that, if you restore your BuddyTalk device to factory default, your device ID/PW will also be restored to factory default (shown on a label on the bottom of the BuddyTalk device). Therefore, you will need to use the default ID/PW to get into your BuddyTalk device’s web console. After you restore the three files (in particular, the syscfg), your ID/PW will change back to the values prior to you restoring the BuddyTalk device to factory default.