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    Default Which Zimbra Version?

    Hey guys,

    From inside the Zimbra console... how do you find out what version of Zimbra CS is running?

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    From within the Zimbra Admin console, you can select the View Online Help tab on the left side of the screen, then click the About Zimbra Version button.

    - or -

    From the command line, while logged in as the zimbra user, you can the following command type:

    zmcontrol -v
    Last edited by bhickey; 07-19-2007 at 01:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhickey View Post
    From within the Zimbra Admin console, you can select the View Online Help tab on the left side of the screen, then click the About Zimbra Version button.

    - or -

    From the command line, while logged in as the zimbra user, you can the following command type:

    zmcontrol -v
    Ahhh thanx!

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    be sure to add it to your profile in the forms so we don't have to ask each time...
    (user cp>edit profile> additional information > zimbra version)

    More methods to find it listed here too: http://www.zimbra.com/forums/announc...sion-info.html

    ~~~

    Plus, version sometimes makes a difference on what commands we give, available options that you can take based on Open Source vs Network Edition, or better yet we may have already implemented a feature your requesting in a newer release. (It also saves time having to ask in the future.)

    How to check your version?

    Note: Not all these methods are possible in the desktop client, but that also has multiple 'about' links.

    Several quick methods for server editions:

    A) Preferred, via the command line:
    Code:

    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v
    B) In the main search bar of the advanced (AJAX) web-client enter:
    Code:

    $set:get version
    C) Visit server.domain.com/downloads/index.html in your browser.

    D) Code:

    more /opt/zimbra/.install_history
    E) Code:

    telnet server.domain.com 143
    A001 ID NIL
    OR Code:

    openssl s_client -connect server.domain.com:993
    (More or less info available depending on true/false setting of zimbra[Protocol]ExposeVersionOnBanner.)

    F) Send yourself an email from the web-client, 'show original' and check the X-Mailer: header.

    G) Admin console help, about ZCS version.

    H) server.domain.com/js/zimbraMail/share/model/ZmSettings.js

    Then simply go to http://www.zimbra.com/forums/profile.php?do=editprofile about halfway down the page 'additional information' > Zimbra Version/OS blank.

    (Be sure to enter the whole string in the provided box, as it contains important build data. Or add it to your signature.)
    Last edited by mmorse; 12-20-2010 at 03:25 PM.

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    Great instructions .... er, but they give 2 different answers on my system.

    The Admin GUI says:
    Version 5.0.9_GA_2533.UBUNTU8_64.FOSS Aug 14, 2008

    AND the cmd prompt says:

    Release 5.0.18_GA_3011.UBUNTU8_64 UBUNTU8_64 FOSS edition

    Which is correct?

    I've been trying to upgrade to 5.0.18 for the last month, but LDAP/Cert issues have force us to fall back every time.
    OSS Zimbra 7.2.7 64-bit ... er ... now.

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    They should both give the same version number, I guess you've somehow got a corrupted or partially updated system.
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    Default Mixed Zimbra versions reported

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    They should both give the same version number, I guess you've somehow got a corrupted or partially updated system.
    Understood ... er, and expected. Which version is "more correct?" Can we force the "newest" reported ($ zmcontrol -v) back to the older value to force the re-upgrades? The databases are definitely on 5.0.9 (based on the upgrade process messages).

    We did a fresh install (OS and Zimbra) about 2 weeks ago to migrate from 32-bit to 64-bit (v5.0.9). After fighting the LDAP config for a few hours (we've installed samba/posix extensions), we got that version working. We are very careful about never mixing /opt files between versions, but some very small parts of zimbra get stored elsewhere, it seems.

    Lots of little issues come up with every install and upgrade. Generally, it takes 5+ practice attempts on a different VM before the real attempt is successful. Most of it is our fault since we elected to use the Zimbra LDAP as our main LDAP. I think that was a poor choice now and would never do it again. We were lazy a year ago.
    OSS Zimbra 7.2.7 64-bit ... er ... now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    A) Preferred, via the command line:
    Code:

    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v
    if one is inside some Bash script this method can be elaborated a little bit more:

    Code:
    su - zimbra -c "zmcontrol -v" | sed -r 's/([^0-9]*)([0-9].[0-9].[0-9])(.*)/\2/'
    - this will echo something like "8.0.6" and can be used further in the script.

    Or, to capture it into a variable:

    Code:
    VER=$(su - zimbra -c "zmcontrol -v" | sed -r 's/([^0-9]*)([0-9].[0-9].[0-9])(.*)/\2/')
    
    echo "$VER"    #  =>  "8.0.6"
    - the script should be rub under root or sudo to use the "su"

    if the script has to be run under zimbra user, then it can be even simpler:

    Code:
    VER=$(zmcontrol -v | sed -r 's/([^0-9]*)([0-9].[0-9].[0-9])(.*)/\2/')

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