The FreePBX GUI provides a module system that lets you upgrade FreePBX at anytime. Please note upgrading FreePBX GUI will not upgrade any of your other applications like asterisk or your kernel.
Upgrading FreePBX Distro
Please follow the Upgrade Procedures outlined here for all FreePBX Distro Systems.
Upgrading to 13.0
FreePBX 13 is a special release that changes many of the backend functions, binaries and protocols. Therefore previously doing amportal commands won't work. The steps outlined below are exactly what is done in the GUI version upgrader
amportal a ma upgradeall amportal a m update admin set value = '13.0.0alpha1' where variable = 'version'; exit amportal a ma upgrade framework fwconsole --fix_zend fwconsole ma upgrade core fwconsole ma disable backup fwconsole ma download backup fwconsole ma install backup
If you have commercial modules run this step
fwconsole ma upgrade sysadmin
fwconsole ma upgradeall fwconsole chown fwconsole reload
That should be it. Note: you may have to go through and re-enabled any broken modules and force them to upgrade manually
Upgrading to 2.10, 2.11 or 12.0
You will want to pull the release tarball, and follow the instructions below. Once you have installed it you will want to navigate to Module Admin menu item and update all modules as well as install other available modules not included in the release tarball.
amportal a ma upgrade framework amportal a ma upgrade core amportal a ma upgradeall
Upgrading to 2.6 From trixbox
If you are using a version of trixbox that no longer connects to the FreePBX repository and does not provide you with the 2.6 Upgrade Tool, you can upgrade to 2.6 by following these simple instructions. The process will simply install a special version of the Upgrade Tool and then you will upgrade just the same as the normal GUI upgrade process. Although the tool may indicate you are upgrading to a beta or release candidate program, since 2.6 has gone final, you will actually be upgraded to the current 2.6 released version. The steps are simply:
- Download the upgrade module to your desktop by pressing this link: Download trixbox Upgrade Tool
- Navigate to Module Admin in FreeBPX, click on the Upload module link and then browse to the module you downloaded in step 1, choose it, and then press upload.
- Now you simply install the module as if you were downloading it from the Online Repository and then you can follow the instructions provided by the module to upgrade!
The process is almost identical to pulling the module from our repository and once you do this, you will have access to all the great features and many bug fixes no present elsewhere.
tar zxvf freepbx-18.104.22.168.tgz
I've come across several attemts to upgrade FreePBX from 12 to 13 unsuccessfully..
If done manually, the upgrade steps run OK until the first fwconsole command:
If done via GUI (registered system), on step #3 it breaks saying:
After the above, FreePBX ends completely broken, as the 'amportal' command can't se variables (directories) already present in asterisk configuration files, ge: 'astrundir':
After breaking our first PBX, we've tried several times with Virtual Machines: Every single time we get the same result.
Please bring this conversation to the forums. Of note this works every single time in the distro and in PBX in a flash.
Also not sure what "Paund PBX" is. Probably local modifications that are messing up the installer.
"Paund PBX" is just a cosmetic change which does not interfere with any system setting.
I've trid again in a clean FreePBX (core 12.0.43) from scratch: Updated modules, installed module 'PBX Upgrader', reloaded config.
Ran the '12 to 13 upgrade': same error, system went bricked and is unusable.
NOTE: I'm not using FreePBX distro or FreePBX in a flash.- I've installed FreePBX 12 on CentOS 6.7 manually (as per thiese instructions) in all client platforms (that's why need to make sure the upgrade process works flawlessly before trying it in Production systems).
Please stop commenting here for help. Use the forums. http://community.freepbx.org.
I've run all upgrade methods in here on multiple machines. I had no errors.
I had to modify this to make it work for me.
And if you have a mysql root password set then
mysql -p -D asterisk -e "update admin set value = '13.0.0alpha1' where variable = 'version';"