I am upgrading/migrating to a new server, and need advice before I start… (please and thank you!)
I have 85 extensions on my server, Freepbx/Asterisk 11, using OSS endpoint manager. I will be buying EPM for my new server and will use the latest version of FreePBX which I downloaded today. My handsets are all Cisco 525G phones.
My question is - should I run the conversion tool from my old server to the new one and then buy EPM and see what it takes to get my SPA525 phones working again? or should I buy/install EPM and set up my system first and then just run the conversion tool? or just manually set up from scratch and export/import extensions?
Other notes - I am changing my SIP trunk provider as well - so besides extensions, the things I would HOPE to import would be my IVR/Time conditions etc and my system recordings and ideally EVERYONE’S voice/name/busy message.
I guess I’m concerned about “debris” from OSS dorking with extensions and EPM settings specifically
The good thing is that since this is a new server and new SIP provider it’s low risk - as the old system can continue until I get it working right… but I’m hoping to only have to buy EPM once lol.