Major yum update of old elastix system

tom@intersoft.net.au

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Hi,

I have an elastix system which we need to update, currently it is:

Elastix 1.0-17
Asterisk 1.4.19
Zaptel 1.4.9.2
FreePBX 2.3.1.5

...Clearly this is quite old, so I thought I'd ask if there was anything extra I needed to do before hitting it with a yum update? Should it be a smooth process or is it likely to break everything?

The other complication is that I don't normally have physical access to the machine so it will all be done through SSH...
 

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Indeed it's old:

I suggest that you be very careful and incremental, I don't think that the Elastix Backup/restore process will survive this trauma, but:

Make bootable Iso image (I like Mondo) just in case

Backup the FreePBX configs in unembedded,

Update as far as possible the FreePBX,

Backit up again,

Download and install FreePBX 2.5.latest,

Backit up again,

Update the FreePBX to latest (not 2.6)

Backit up again

Install the contributed bulkdids and bulk extension modules for FreePBX,
and use them.


Now go for broke,


yum update

see if it still works,

backit up again

If you updated kernel* then probably reboot.



enable the extras addons and maybe betas repos in /etc/yum.repos.d/elastix.repo

yum update

backit up again

If you updated kernel* then probably reboot.


check that /etc/yum.repos.d/elastix.repo
is referring to:

baseurl=http://repo.elastix.org/elastix/1/*/$basearch/

and the repos you are happy with are enabled. . .

If you updated kernel* then probably reboot.


backit up again.

(I hope you are getting my drift, just go carefully and incrementally, when it breaks revert)

If you are not too invested in the Elastix addons and you haven't done too much "clever shit", just do the FreePBX update to latest, and backup off system, then on a crash test dummy sytem reinstall and FreePBX restore the configuration from that backup add back any "clever shit" manually, put in service and if that works. . . .

(I find that this process is often quicker, if you have zaptel hardware then you will need to reconfigure it to dahdi hardware conventionality.)
 

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