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    Default Move Some Domains To Separate Zimbra Server?

    Two of our customers have experienced growth significant enough to warrant their own Zimbra servers.

    Right now their domains are hosted on our Zimbra servers.

    What is the easiest way to move their domains and mailboxes to a separate Zimbra server? The D/R docs talk about restoring whole servers, not just some of the domains and mailboxes hosted thereon.

    Thanks!
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    If you want to keep them in your current (HSP maybe) infrastructure, it's quite easy : you setup "dedicated" servers for them inside your infrastructure, setup the CoS to allow only these domains on these servers then zmmailboxmove the existing accounts to the new servers.
    If you're using zimbra-proxy, this would be totaly transparent to them.

    If you want to setup new servers outside of your current infrastructure, there are no tools dedicated to that task.
    You can either setup a new server and restore their account (with all the pain that goes with).
    Or you can do it "by hand", with imapsync for the mails then import/export of calendars then import/export of contacts then zmmailbox to set the shares like they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    If you want to keep them in your current (HSP maybe) infrastructure, it's quite easy : you setup "dedicated" servers for them inside your infrastructure, setup the CoS to allow only these domains on these servers then zmmailboxmove the existing accounts to the new servers.
    If you're using zimbra-proxy, this would be totaly transparent to them.
    HSP? Qu'est-ce que c'est?

    The dedicated server is intended to remain within our current infrastructure, and we are not using zimbra-proxy, but the clients are prepared for a cutover that requires them to be down for a spell while we move the mailboxes and they change their IMAP settings (and MX records) to point to the new servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMStone View Post
    HSP? Qu'est-ce que c'est?
    Hosting Service Partner (aka Hosting Providers, aka Hosted Service Providers).
    Email hosting and enterprise messaging hosted service providers of Zimbra software

    Quote Originally Posted by LMStone View Post
    The dedicated server is intended to remain within our current infrastructure, and we are not using zimbra-proxy, but the clients are prepared for a cutover that requires them to be down for a spell while we move the mailboxes and they change their IMAP settings (and MX records) to point to the new servers.
    If it stays within your infrastructure, you can let them leave them on you current zimbra-MTA servers and just setup a mailbox server for them (as dedicated server within your infrastructure).
    This way, no need to change the MX records and wait for DNS propagation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    Hosting Service Partner (aka Hosting Providers, aka Hosted Service Providers).
    Email hosting and enterprise messaging hosted service providers of Zimbra software

    Ah, YaAWNK! (Yet another Acronym We Now Know!)

    If it stays within your infrastructure, you can let them leave them on you current zimbra-MTA servers and just setup a mailbox server for them (as dedicated server within your infrastructure).
    This way, no need to change the MX records and wait for DNS propagation...
    Interesting... Off to re-read the multi-server install documentation again.

    Thanks!
    Mark

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