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    Default Migration from One Zimbra box to another

    For Hardware reasons I need to migrate our Zimbra server.
    I would like to do a clean install of 3.1.2 on the new box then migrate the domains, account\passwords, messages, contacts, so on.

    Is there a Doc or procedure for this?

    Thanks

    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyfordham
    For Hardware reasons I need to migrate our Zimbra server.
    I would like to do a clean install of 3.1.2 on the new box then migrate the domains, account\passwords, messages, contacts, so on.

    Is there a Doc or procedure for this?

    Thanks

    Kenny
    After much pain and suffer compounded by a admin accidently deleting the right directory, but on the wrong server I did manage to actually move the server over. Here is the rough procedure that I used, but bear in mind, there are holes, and you better have a good unix guy around to fix them ;-)

    Note that you really should have the machines being named the same. Zimbra gets tempremental if you suddenly change the machine names.

    - Upgrade your existing server to 3.1.2.
    - Install the new server.
    - Copy all of the data directories (store, db, openldap-data) to the new server.
    - Copy the local settings xml file (in conf) over to the new server.
    - Restart it and hope everything works.

    Note, that this really isn't for the faint of heart, and I am sure several zimbra folks are loosing their hair color right now reading this post.

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