Does anyone have any advice for a newbie that would like to upgrade a system?
Old System: Asterisk 1.2.17 (No GUI)
New System: Rockboch running PBX in a Flash with Asterisk 184.108.40.206
Would I have to manually set everything up such as extensions, routes, etc.?
I cannot think of any other way. You can upgrade almost anything FreePBX to the latest version of FreePBX and perform a backup and restore. But, if you don’t have FreePBX to start with, I think you get to do this manually.
Agreed, FreePBX uses a database and modules to generate the dial plan from asterisk version to asterisk version. But there is nothing in it’s database when starting from scratch and the only way to get the info in is to enter it.
FreePBX does not read existing dialplans. If could it would be it’s own only as every person has there own writing style making it impossible for it to decode what yours is.
I guess I’ll just have to do it manually…thanks