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    Default how to import email acounts from a backup zimbra folder

    Hello mi old zimbra server it is down but i have and old foler /opt/zimbra i wonder i i can import the email acounts from that folder to the new server

    now i`m runing 7.1.1_GA_3196.UBUNTU8 the old was 6.3

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    Unfortunately you can't import data from an old /opt/zimbra/ folder to a running server..

    [WARNING: ]

    If you really can't re-activate the old server in order to migrate the data in it, my suggestion is to follow this steps:

    - Setup an identical copy of your server. This means installing the same Zimbra version on the same OS over the same architecture. Remember that it must be a PERFECT copy of your old server in order for this procedure to work, so you must also configure the new server just like the old.

    - Once the new server is ready
    stop Zimbra with
    su - zimbra -c "zmcontrol stop"
    copy the old /opt/zimbra/ folder in the new server with a different name
    e.g. /opt/zimbra.old/
    rename the /opt/zimbra/ folder of the new server
    mv /opt/zimbra /opt/zimbra.orig
    rename the old folder to /opt/zimbra/
    mv /opt/zimbra.old /opt/zimbra
    restart Zimbra and hope it works
    su - zimbra -c "zmcontrol start"
    Now just follow one of the many migration guides to move all the data from the "copy" server to the production one.

    If you need further help on choosing a migration method, I unfortunately tried a lot of them so feel free to ask

    Cine - Community Manager - ZeXtras

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