FreePBX upgrade from 2.11.0 to latest


I need to upgrade to version 13 but it will not allow me to upgrade via the Upgrade tool, I found this link to upgrade it manually but I am afraid something will break like the last upgrade I attempted. This is the link:

If you look at the last comment on this page, someone had to run a different mysql command for it not to break. Is this accurate?

While it may be possible, honestly for a system that far back I would just rebuild on 14. There’s bound to be some changes to how things are done that end up being breaking, and it would be a good time to shed old/dead items that may have been overlooked.

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The thing is that I do not want to recreate all my extensions, IVRs etc. I just want to do a restore and be done with it.

Not possible. You can’t. Not something you can do. Not a chance. No way, hombre.

You are going to either have to rebuild from scratch or tough through one of the upgrade scripts, and even then you are not guaranteed to end up with a system that works 100% like what you had before.


Not even using the conversion tool jfinstrom suggested?

The conversion script WILL work for you, it exists expressly for the purpose of transferring settings from unsupported systems to a new install.

Do i need to have the system admin module in order to do this?

Yes. The new system must be registered, which requires System Admin.

Thanks! I am getting this error while trying to install:

Error(s) downloading sysadmin: Error opening for reading

CentOS 7, Freepbx 13.0 and Asterisk 13.


System Admin is a commercial module and those are only supported on the FreePBX distro…

Good luck and have a nice day!