I've been digging through the wiki looking for methods to move my server to a new installation with an updated OS. I've read the articles here and here detailing the methods of moving to a new server (64 bit at that). My biggest question is why can't i use my zcs network edition backups as described in method1. Why all the ldap exporting and importing? My backup files should have all my user accounts etc. I'm not copying any files except the actual backup files from my old server. The new install will have 64bit binaries etc. I just want the user accounts and email stored in the backup file. All that information is text. No binaries involved.

Is there a reason I can't simply use my last full backup and import it into my new 64it server running the same zimbra version as my 32bit server?