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mruane

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#29591 12-Jan-2009 18:24
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Hi,

I have Trixbox 2.2.3 and FreePBX 2.5.1.1 installed and wondered if I should now be upgrading Trixbox at least. It looks like Trixbox is up to v2.6.1 now.

What version of Trixbox are others using and what is needed to upgrade to the latest version - is it simply executing trixbox-update.sh from an SSH shell?

Cheers Mike

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  #189058 12-Jan-2009 18:44
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That trixbox update script was made obsolete a long time ago and would only upgrade to a certain point. You can't upgrade to the latest versions with it.

To be completely honest if things aren't broken then the best option might be to just leave them. If you do want to upgrade I'd suggest installing the new version from scratch.

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  #189062 12-Jan-2009 18:54
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@sbiddle, thanks...  Ummm not sure if I want to go down the path of a complete rebuild!!!  Perhaps leaving it alone (it's currently working just fine) is the better option.  I was wondering what the most common release is that others are using and perhaps whether it was worth the effort of upgrading.

Cheers Mike

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  #189072 12-Jan-2009 20:18
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Are there features in the newer releases that you need? A lot has changed in the FreePBX (not that you can call it that now since Fonality forked it) module and with auto provisioning.

I run 2.6.1.2 here at home on my main box and have 2.6.2 (latest) on my test box.



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  #189110 13-Jan-2009 00:06
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I was more concerned with upgrading the software to a later version rather than looking for new features. The existing version has all of the features I need and runs well. But its based on - what is now - a fairly old version of Asterisk/Trixbox and so it seemed like a sensible approach to get it onto a more recent version.

I had planned to implement a spare trixbox server anyway so that I could role a replacement into position should the existing server fail, so perhaps I can just build a new server using the latest versions and leave the existing server alone.  

Cheers Mike

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  #189664 15-Jan-2009 00:27
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mruane: I was more concerned with upgrading the software to a later version rather than looking for new features. The existing version has all of the features I need and runs well. But its based on - what is now - a fairly old version of Asterisk/Trixbox and so it seemed like a sensible approach to get it onto a more recent version.

I had planned to implement a spare trixbox server anyway so that I could role a replacement into position should the existing server fail, so perhaps I can just build a new server using the latest versions and leave the existing server alone.  

Cheers Mike


as they say- if it ain't broke, don't fix it!  who knows, as soon as you upgrade you might run into a bunch of unexpected issues.  "get it onto a more recent version" isnt a good reason to upgrade if its been running perfectly for a long time and there is nothing new you want it to do.  Perhaps run a new versions with a test box, but i'd definately leave the live one alone :)

i'm running an elastix box which has had the asterisk and freepbx versions updated to the latest versions available (which breaks a bunch of stuff) but i did it for a reason.. SIP over TCP support in Asterisk 1.6.




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  #189725 15-Jan-2009 10:24
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Thanks Regs,


SBiddle also had the same view - if it ain't bust leave it!  Having just joined Fusion, my thought's are that I need a contingency plan to swap out the old server should it fail, otherwise I loose the primary phone line.  So I have purchased a refurbed Dell box and I will install Trixbox v2.6.n on that leaving the existing primary server untouched.


With two server boxes, one known to be good (i.e. the Prod box on v2.2.3) and one as a Test/DR box, I can experiment a bit without compromising service but still be ready to swap in a replacement if needed.


I will also create Acronis Images of both servers so that I can rebuild them back to the last known good state or transfer the good production v2.2.3 image to the Test/DR server if needed.


Thanks - sound advice from you both!!!


Cheers Mike



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