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TrixBox Made Easy

By : Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)
Book Image

TrixBox Made Easy

By: Kerry Garrison, Barrie Dempster, Kerry Garrison (Project)

Overview of this book

TrixBox is a telephone system based on the popular open source Asterisk PBX (Private Branch eXchange) Software. TrixBox allows an individual or organization to setup a telephone system with traditional telephone networks as well as Internet based telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). SugarCRM can be integrated with Asterisk, and is bundled with Trixbox offering real power and flexibility. The book begins by introducing telephony concepts before detailing how to plan a telephone system and moving on to the installation, configuration, and management of a feature packed PBX. This book is rich with practical examples and tools. It provides examples of well laid out telephone systems with accompanying spreadsheets to aid the reader in building stable telephony infrastructure.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
TrixBox Made Easy
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to VoIP
TrixBox Configuration
Commonly Used VoIP Terms


Every system should have a good backup plan, even if it is printing all the setup screens. We will want a way to restore our configurations, should anything go wrong. Fortunately, this isn't so difficult with TrixBox; but we will need some method of dealing with the backup files once they are created.

The Setup link in the FreePBX main menu leads us to a Backup and Restore menu. Using this tool we can create a variety of backup schedules to fit our requirements. At the minimum, a weekly backup of config files and voicemail files is suggested. If voicemail is extremely important, then we can easily do a daily backup. However, we should keep in mind that a daily backup will create a new backup file every day and if we do not keep an eye on it, we could end up running out of disk space at some point.

We enter a name for our backup set and select which items we want to have backed up in the current set. Finally, we set a time to run the backup at. For a simple daily backup job, you...