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    Default MIGRATING from Free to Licensed Version

    People;


    We are planning on migrating to the licensed copy to avail of the useful features and tech support.

    By the way, when migrating, do I need to reinstall the whole thing?

    Or i'll just overwrite the Free version with the Licensed version?

    Will the existing accounts and data (mails/inbox) be deleted in the process?

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    1) Open Source Edition Backup Procedure - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Backup your existing OSS version before doing any upgrade

    2) all you need it get the NE version and install it as is over OSS version. This will upgrade your OSS version to NE
    it will keep all your settings/users/emails/data

    * step 1 is imp as in case of any issue you can rollback to OSS version

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    If you have your Zimbra installation on its own logical volume, you can use this script:
    The scripts following this line above is so long. Do you mean i must create an executable file and then put this set of scripts in it?

    I was able to backup my zimbra by simply copying the /opt/ folder though. But I need to understand the steps you gave as it may be easier and faster.

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    Hi..the wiki page is a full contribution of all the ways you can backup OSS zimbra..dont need to do ALL of these.
    if you want as simple backup on the same machine on a different folder then do the following commands asssuming you have enough space on your /opt folder to have the copy

    mkdir /opt/zimbra_backup
    rsync -avHK --delete /opt/zimbra/ /opt/zimbra_backup

    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol stop
    logout

    rsync -avHK --delete /opt/zimbra/ /opt/zimbra_backup


    this will give you best possible backup you may need if your upgrade goes bad.
    you should have this backup on regular interval anyway ..some back is better than NO backup.

    once you have the good backup all yoru need to do is run te new version install.

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    Okay. That seems better.

    By the way, is it possible to simply copy the "settings, users, email, data" and paste that to the newly installed NE version and get it functioning just like how it was before?

    Copying the whole /opt would take a lot of space.

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    backup is just optional ..if you "dont" do it you may loose everything.

    to upgarde you are not copying anything you just runnng upgrade on top of existing install.


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