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10/11/2014

How to create a disk image of Elastix Mini UCS

To create DD Image file from  SD Card of MiniUCS:

Requirements
1.pc running linux
2.cf card reader

Steps to create dd image
1.connect the cf card reader to the linux pc
2.take out the CF card from elastix mini
3.insert the CF card inside the reader
4.in the linux pc, determine the device assigned to the cf reader using 'df -h'  (the device name is machine-dependent, eg /dev/sdc ,etc.)
5.create a disk image using dd command as below:
dd if=/dev/sdc  of= bs=32M

** pls check whether the sdcard is /dev/sdc


Restore DD Image from SD Card

1. dd if= of=/dev/sdc
2. Insert the new SD card into MiniUCS and boot it
3. Use computer to connect COM port of MiniUCS ( 115200 8N1, flow control=none )
4. login root/palosanto
5. Modity the file  /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to use dhcp
DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
BROADCAST=
DHCPCLASS=
HWADDR=a0:98:05:01:be:9b
IPADDR=
NETMASK=
NETWORK=
ONBOOT=yes
TYPE=Ethernet
NOZEROCONF=yes


3. Finally, you need to restart the networking service, enter:
service network restart

4.  Determine the ip address by 'ifconfig'

5.  Login elastix by https:// with username/password = admin/palosanto.  Go to network and configure via the GUI. 

7/13/2014

How to set callerid in Elastix Call Forward

Elastix allows an extension to setup call forward via feature code such as *72.  These codes are defined in PBX|Features.    When we dial from PSTN to an extension which has CF setup to external party, the call is forwarded using the foreign caller as CID.  As this call is not originated from an extension, it will be handled by a catch-all route which usually presents the company's primary number to the forward destination.  In most cases, we consider it intuitive.
In some cases, however, we prefer to handle the forwarded call differently such that it presents another CID.  It is useful if our Elastix PBX is sharing by different business entities (eg in a business center) because there is no such a common primary number.  The forwarded call should be handled by an extension-based outbound route.


The default Elastix behaviour must be modified not to use the foreign caller as CID when forwarding call.  Rather, the CID should be the extension being forwarded to select the appropriate outbound route.

The Elastix UI does not provide this option.  By changing the dialplan code in extensions_override_elastix.conf, we could manipulate the CID used in CF.