I have a Zimbra working on a server that has some sort of hardware issue (the machine randomly locks up hard, needs a power cycle to fix) Otherwise everything works great. This server is a live server so I need the data. Though I do wish the locks up would of happened before we switched over to Zimbra.
We got a new server that I'm trying to move everything over to. I read I need to keep the same hostname etc. But through my stumbling with the first server I believe I set it up incorrectly and managed to fix it through some other means. I believe my problems came with the hosts file and how it was setup and how Zimbra set itself up based on what I had in the hosts file. Somewhere after I had Zimbra I realized I messed up the hosts file and did a bunch of stuff to get zimbra working correctly. Truthfully while I have a working Zimbra server I do not believe its setup correctly and I just got lucky with it and it works fine.
Knowing more now I set up the new server "correctly" but of course when I restore the /opt/zimbra folder it doesn't work. At one point I got to where everything was working but it wasn't receiving email and I believe this was due to a new hostname on the new server. After checking the forums it said to install Zimbra again to change the hostname so it will change it everywhere. Well I ran 3.1.0 GA 332 upgrade and it doesn't ask me for that config information again and even then I wouldn't know what to set it to cause I have no idea what the bad server was set to.
My problem comes I need the data from the bad server on the new server with the new server working correctly. What would be the best way to get this done. Anyway I can get a list of setting on the old server to bring to the new server?
I can make the new server work correctly if I take the default settings but I know this do not match my old server settings. For example the old server default domain is example.com while the new server's default domain is box.example.com. The old server the admin log in name was "email@example.com" while on the new server its "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Would grabbing the data off the old server then unpluging it and setup the new server with the same IP address and name work?
Sorry this is a mess been fighting this for over a week and my mind is a mess. I know I really need a break from this but a randomly locking computer doesn't make my life any easier as well.