I am using FreePBX distro 14. I have the latest patches installed and still having a problem with the WARM spare configuration, in effect I have had to disable my backup server. I followed all the directions and setup a WARM spare and the backups run fine and the backup server is a complete copy of the production server. The issue is that even though I click the box to disable the trunks on the backup server it keeps leaving them on (I did open a bug report on this). I had a work around with a “post backup script” that would disable the trunks but even that wasn’t reliable. The trunks would often be enabled and since my trunks are on authentication with the sip I would end up with 2 PBX’s connecting to my sip provider (causing all sorts of havoc). I havent heard anything on the bug request but looking to see if anyone else has solved this?
my 2 PBX’s are in geographically different states so I cant use the High-Redundancy option (besides the outrageous cost for the commercial module). The WARM spare seems like the perfect solution but has been nothing but trouble so far. For now I disabled the automatic backup and I manually run the backups after most changes and manually disable the backups trunks.
This is a known issue (that really messed me up for a week or so) because I couldn’t figure out why I was intermittently having calls get rejected. Turns out, it was the warm backup not disabling the backup server’s trunk.
I just wanted to chime in and let you know that until now, the warm backup setup has worked flawlessly.
Registered trunks? My sip trunks are User name/ Password authenticated for two reasons, (1) they couldn’t get IP authentication to work with freePBX, my SIP tech support tried for hours, it just wouldn’t authenticate. We switched to username/Password and it worked instantly. (2) I also like username/password authentication so I dont have to manually switch all my numbers to a different trunk if I switch to the warm backup, I just have to enable the trunks on the backup server (and disable on the production server if its still up). Not sure if that makes a difference.