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How to Backup Lync (Part 2)

By February 25, 2013September 4th, 2020Blog, Lync Server 2010, Lync Tool Belt, Microsoft

In the last article, I talked about how to backup the Lync core configuration and the user data. In this article I am going to describe how to backup the Location Information and Response Groups.

In order to backup the Location Information, we go back to our Lync Management Shell.

Export-CsLisConfiguration -Filename <path and file name for backup>

Example: Export-CsLisConfiguration -Filename “”

Next, in order to back up your Response Groups, you need to make sure you have the Lync 2010 Resource Kit tools installed. After you have the tools installed, within your Lync Management Shell, change the directory to where you installed the resource kit and then run:

Import-Module .RgsImportExport.ps1

This will load the Powershell module so that you can interact with the Response Group service. Your next step is to run the export command in order to export the configuration.

Export-CsRgsConfiguration <service:poolFQDN> -Filename <path and file name for backup>

Example: Export-CsRgsConfiguration -Filename “”

In Part three of this series we will examine how to backup the Archive and Monitoring components.

For Part 1 of this article click here

Adam Ball, PEI


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