How is the CSV backup file formatted?

If you want to hand-craft (or edit) a backup file, the format of each site’s data is with the text values each separated by a comma, laid out as you see on the Setup form from left to right and as per the example below. To enable or disable the Manual Configuration, the value needs to be “true” or “false”. (This is not case-sensitive & you don’t need quote characters around the words).

The import process reads the first 80 lines of text from the CSV file you provide. Provided there’s at least ONE comma on the line it’s deemed valid and the text there imported.

The bare (useful) minimum is the first 3 fields: Site Alias, Sign-in Address & UserName.

The following 10 lines are deemed valid and will populate the first 10 sites, although only sites 1,2, 7 & 8 can work – and then only if the Lync / SfB client has previously cached the user’s password:

Greig @ home,,bounsky\Greig,,False,,
Greig @ home (Manual),,bounsky\Greig,,True,MyFe.bounsky.local,
Test - Brisbane (local),,,,
Test - Brisbane (IDD),
Contoso (SFO),,contoso\testuser-SFO,
Contoso (CHI),,contoso\testuser-CHI,
Contoso (NY),,,
Contoso (LAS),,,,

Any commas in your values AREN’T escaped, so these will be incorrectly interpreted during the import. The only place I figure you’re likely to want to use one is the site’s Alias – so please don’t. 😉

TIP: I don’t encourage ANYONE actually doing this, but if you DO include a password in the CSV file and import it, bounSky will then encrypt and save it.