ASTDB reloading values on a fresh install


If you were to design your phone system to include status values for things like Do not disturb and sim ring etc etc… in your dialplan which modified values in AstDB - this is all very well until you do a fresh install on a new machine - it says in the starfish book that astDB is persistant storage of data, but does anyone know how to reload that data on a new install so you can use it for all user settings?

Any thoughts



stop asterisk on both machines
copy astdb on old machine
move copy of astdb to new machine
restart asterisk.