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    Default Moving Zimbra Accounts

    I have been looking and can't seem to find a simple way to do the following:

    I have ZCS open source edition on my Mac (PPC) and want to run it on a different Mac (Intel). If they we're both the same architecture, I could just clone the drive bu they are not.

    So the question is how can I move my accounts (mail, addresses, etc) to the new server?

    I see there is a solution for the network edition and can't believe there isn't one for the Open Source edition.

    Can anyone help me with a very step by step procedure. I am not very good at Unix.

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    We keep most all of the meta data components the same across platforms. The only thing that changes is the binary files.

    For example, on all platforms the message store is located in /opt/zimbra/store - and so on.

    So to answer your question, you could easily rsync the zimbra folder to your new machine (use man rsync for info).
    So
    1) install your current version of ZCS using all the same DNS/hostname info as your old server.
    2) zmcontrol stop
    3) rm -rf /opt/zimbra
    4) rsync -avr /old/backup/zimbra /opt
    5) Install your current version as an upgrade again, and run the /zmsetup script
    6) You're done!

    It's pretty straight forward.

    -john

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    Default What about address books?

    Wow. I appreciate the quick reply. I will try that as soon as I get home. Does that also move the address books and documents?

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    Yep. It moves it all.

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    jholder - is this the same procedure if i want to upgrade from 4.5.2 to 4.5.3? i'm looking to upgrade and having trouble finding a how to on the subject.

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    You can call me John
    You should only use the procedure if you are moving machines(hence the rsync)

    I'm surprised your running 4.5.2.
    I STRONGLY suggest that you upgrade RIGHT AWAY.

    The 4.5.2 release has a known issue (bug 14984) that impacts users who receive 8 bit messages. This includes most users outside the United States as well as those in the United States that exchange mail with people outside the United States. We do not recommend 4.5.2 in production for these users.
    In any case, only use the procedure if moving machines.

    -john

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    John,
    Could please outline the upgrade procedure? Is it just as simple as extract and run the install.sh over top of what currently exist? I'm using the open source version.
    Thanks.

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    Yes, just run the normal install.sh script and it will upgrade a currently installed server.
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    Bill


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