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    Server for trixbox

    I am now sorting out a full job spec for rolling out a VOIP system in the school and I have pretty much got all the prices I need.

    The problem I have is redundancy, power usage and speed at which things can be fixed.

    I would prefer to use a low power server, as this will last longer on a UPS if the power goes off, so I am speccing up a pair of mini-itx servers which I can swap in and out of their tasks should one fail.

    My question is, what speed processor ITX board/cpu should I be looking at?

    It will be a system which should run upto 40 extensions (maximum of 10 concurrent calls within the system), and 4 external lines (3 voice, 1 fax dedicated). We will also have on hold music and some other fun stuff like an IVR and the occasional conference call.

    Oh, and I intend to use a CF card to host the system on to reduce power usage further and to increase the ease of switching servers over.

    Any hints would be helpful.

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    Rather than manually swapping in a new server why not look into asterisk clustering?

    Will you be doing a paper on your installation?

    Ben

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    I will be documenting everything I do, yes. We need to have a complete paper trail so I don't get hung to dry if something fails.

    How do you asterisk clustering?

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    Specifically, I'm having a look at these: http://linitx.com/product_info.php?c...oducts_id=1184

    2Ghz Via C7 processor and I'd slap 1GB RAM in it, a 4GB CF card and possibly an 80GB SATA hdd for voicemail, all nicely placed in a 1U case with a 180W PSU.

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    Looks good, I love it when you enlarge the top pic and the label on top of the ps/2 connectors reads chufon

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    Hmm, I've had a look at clustering and it seems that it would push the price of it up considerably - and as they have me onsite everyday it wouldn't be justifiable to buy a switch with AB Failover either...

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    Re: Server for trixbox

    You can do simple two node fail over entirely in software with heartbeat.

    http://www.linux-ha.org/LearningAboutHeartbeat

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