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I'm placing outgoing calls using Asterisk call files on Asterisk 1.8. My call files are very simple and have no MaxRetries or RetryTime specified. If a call succeeds, the corresponding callfile is deleted.

However, if the call fails for some reason, the callfile does not get deleted. Instead, it stays in the /var/spool/asterisk/outgoing directory, and has the following appended to it: "StartRetry: 1276 1 (1314160379)"

Why is that happening? I'm expecting the file to be deleted immediately after the call, no matter what the resulting status of the call is.

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I think might have to do with this, the dialplan seems to just stop:… – user92541 Aug 25 '11 at 16:17

It could be that you have incorrect edit times on your call files. Try setting AlwaysDelete to Yes.

AlwaysDelete: Yes/No - If the file's modification time is in the future, the call file will not be deleted

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Nope. That didn't work. Still get the StartRetry line and the file is not deleted. – user92541 Sep 2 '11 at 0:46

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