Moving our existing PBX to an VM

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(Philipp M.) #1

Hi everybody,

we want to move our existing FreePBX (on a physical server, with one hardware-lock left and a purchased fax-pro-module) to a VM.
So, i already searched through the internet and on the freepbx-wiki.

Could you please confirm or correct me, that our following plan is feasible:

  • login to the sangoma portal and click the hardware-lock-reset button according to the deployment-id we want to move

  • set up the new PBX (new ISO --> fresh install)

  • on the new PBX: System-Admin–> activate --> login with our sangoma credentials and acitvate a existing deployment-ID (on which we used the hardware-reset-button before)

  • the commercial-fax-pro-module should be installable now, right?

  • import the general backup from the old PBX into our new PBX (we’ve done this before, just for test-purpose).

So, thats our plan - what do you think about it?

best regards and thank you for the help!

(Lorne Gaetz) #2

Looks okay. If something goes wrong and you run out of hardware resets, you can request another with a support ticket.

(Philipp M.) #3


(Jared Busch) #4

You can install everything without any licensing. You just cannot use it.

This is helpful if you want to setup a new system and then restore a backup. As long as the modules are installed, the data will be restored into the database.

Then once you move the activation, you will be able to use the module.