For those with a pioneering spirit, we are pleased to introduce the Incredible PBX 2022 Beta 1 upgrade for the Incredible PBX 2021 Debian 10 platform. This upgrade features the latest release of Asterisk® 19 and includes all FreePBX® 16 GPL modules. It should not (yet) be used in a production environment, but it’s fun to experiment especially when it’s the only implementation of FreePBX currently available for Asterisk 19.
Prerequisites. To get started you’ll need an Incredible PBX 2021 platform running on Debian 10. Our tutorial is available here. If you just want a sandbox, the quickest way to get started is to deploy Incredible PBX 2021 from the Vultr Marketplace. It only takes a couple minutes and costs less than a penny an hour up to a maximum of $5 a month.
Upgrade Procedure. Once you have a non-production Incredible PBX 2021 platform up and running, it’s time to upgrade to Incredible PBX 2022. We’ve provided a script that does the heavy lifting in under 30 minutes: upgrading FreePBX 15 to 16 and then upgrading Asterisk 18 to 19. Begin by logging into the Linux CLI as root and issuing these commands to kick off the upgrade script:
cd /root wget http://incrediblepbx.com/incrediblepbx2022-upgrade.tar.gz tar zxvf incrediblepbx2022-upgrade.tar.gz rm -f incrediblepbx2022-upgrade.tar.gz ./upgrade-to-IncrediblePBX2022
The FreePBX upgrade begins and requires no user intervention. After about 15 minutes, you will be prompted to continue with the Asterisk 19 upgrade. After a couple minutes, the Asterisk MenuSelect Dashboard will appear. Simply tab to Save & Exit and press the ENTER key to continue with the upgrade. When the upgrade finishes, verify that everything is running in the pbxstatus display. Despite what the display may suggest, be advised that faxing is not yet supported since AvantFax requires PHP 5.6, and FreePBX 16 requires PHP 7.4 which is running. Type
fwconsole reload to complete the upgrade.
UPDATE: You now can add free faxing to your new Asterisk 19/FreePBX 16 platform. Follow this link for the script.
If you need help or wish to join the discussion on Incredible PBX 2022, come join us on the VoIP-Info Forum.
Originally published: Monday, December 13, 2021
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