I am considering an upgrade from FreePBX v14, Sangoma v7.6, Asterisk v13.38.3 (12.7.6-1904-1.sng7). I downloaded the installers from the FreePbx download site and looked at the release details.
I am curious about what is included. For example FreePBX 16:
- Release Date: 2021-12-08
- FreePBX Version :126.96.36.199
- OS Version: 12.7.8-2112-4.sng7
- CentOS Base: 7.8.2003
- Asterisk Versions
- 13.38.3 (Includes Opus, Silk, and G729)
- 16.20.0 (Includes Opus, Silk, and G729)
- 17.9.4 (Includes Opus, Silk, and G729)
- 18.6.0 (Includes Opus, Silk, and G729)
- Updated FreePBX 16 modules.
If I upgraded from v14 to v16 I would in effect
upgrade the CentOS to v7.8
upgrade FreePBX GUI from v14 to v16
and finally the installer would install all 4 versions of Asterisk and I could choose which one to run?
Should I just upgrade to v15 first?
Once that is ironed out then upgrade to v16 later this year?
Can some one please explain to me how this would work? I understand that I would make complete backup within FreePBX 14 and after the upgrade restore from that back up… more interested in what gets installed when I do the installation and how I would choose / post install upgrade Asterisk to whatever version(s) listed above. When I installed v14, there was no option obviously to select Asterisk version…
What would you experienced people advise? (v7.8, FreePBX 16, Asterisk v18) just go for it? or a more cautious approach I outlined above?
Thank you for any advise on this before I make any decisions.