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    Default Webpage and Zimbra with only 1 IP

    Our school has only one static IP on 20/20 FIOS connection. I'd like to host both our webpage and mail. I currently have a few spare systems (Dell PE4400, Dell PE6300, and a HP Proliant)

    The PE6300 looks like it'll run Ubuntu 8.04 and Zimbra just fine. Would it be a good idea or even possible to run Zimbra and Apache on the same system? I'm guessing it'd be better to host them on two separate boxes and then direct my 80 traffic to he Apache box and put Zimbras webmail on a ba$tard port directed to the Zimbra box. I don't really wanna put the webmail on a standard port anyway.

    Heavy traffic isn't a concern in this situation as it's for a small catholic school. We currently only have like 30 mail accounts. That's the only reason I was considering one box for both tasks. We certainly don't have loads of people lining up to hit our site.

    (BTW: I am a linux n00b)

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    NATing the port 80 to diff server thru firewall and keeping zimbra seprate on its own box is best for ease of use and will be less work when you do zimbra upgrades.
    this also gives you more stability as 2 machines will share the laod insated of putting all on 1 server.

    you can also use Vmware ESXi Free version and make 2 VM's to run them on 1 box if you want.

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    True. And with VMware, backups would also be easier. Just make a snapshot of the VM and keep on runnin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyG944 View Post
    Just make a snapshot of the VM and keep on runnin.
    A snapshot is no substitute for a complete backup/restore/recovery plan - if you rely solely on a snapshot you're likely to fail at some point when you need to recover your system.
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