One of my Asterisk servers is running Debian 8 with Asterisk 11. When I make changes to sip.conf, extensions.conf, voicemail.conf, or a variety of other files, I could issue “service asterisk reload”, and it would reload and apply the configuration without interfering with any SIP registrations or active calls.
My newer Asterisk server is running Debian 9 with Asterisk 13. When I issue “service asterisk reload”, the configuration files are reloaded as before, however all active channels are dropped as well as all SIP registrations (asterisk -rx ‘sip show peers’ shows that no one is registered).
Did something change between versions in terms of how I can do a reload of these files without killing active connections?