Questions about 301 Redirect code

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We are in the process of converting a site from .asp to php.  we need
to permanently redirect about 1000 pages.

There seems to be so much written out there about this subject, that,
frankly it is a little overwhelming.

We plan to implement the 301 redirect by creating a .htaccess file.

Here is the code that we currently plan on using:

redirect 301 /old.asp

My questions are:
1. is there any "best practice" for implementing a 301?  is the above
2. is there a consensus on how to start the code?  are any of these
preferable to other:  redirect 301 /  or  redirect permanent /  or
redirectpermanent /

thank you for any input.

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