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Thread: Zimbra to Zimbra Migration with same hostname possible?

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    Default Zimbra to Zimbra Migration with same hostname possible?

    Hello,

    Im running ZCS 7.1.1 on a dedicated server with hostname mail.example.com. Now I want to have it on a new server. What would be the right scenario for the migration?

    (A) I could setup Zimbra on the new server with the hostname mail2.example.com. Then I could migrate the data and change the MX entry to mail2.example.com.

    (B) Is it possible to keep the hostname mail.example.com with the migration? How?

    I hope you can help.
    Last edited by tabster; 01-12-2012 at 06:39 AM.
    ZCS Open Source Release 7.1.0_GA_3140.DEBIAN5_64
    Zimbra Desktop 7 on Windows 7

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    To me it sounds possible to do this, I am trying to evaluate Zimbra as a possible future migration myself.

    If your existing server is running in production, on your new server, it could have the hostname of mail2.example.com (with a different IP not in dns and/or mx records). Once you migrate the data over, you could leave the hostname as mail2.example.com (modify the dns/zone files) and reboot the new server letting it come up to see if everything will work. (would be a good idea to test functionality before the cut-over)

    Changing dns/zone files would be an additional risk, but if it in a smaller deployment it might not be as much work.

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