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    Default ZCS to ZCS 5.0.15 - Brute force?


    I have to migrate from ZCS 5.0.15 Solaris to another 5.0.15 (also Solaris)

    My users have expressed the explicit desire to have everything migrated (settings, tasks, calendars, signatures, unread mail counts) so after some experimenting with various migration scripts on the forum/wiki/blog, I think I found a rather simplified way -for me- to pull it off

    1) export from LDAP ou=people, dc=domain, dc=com to an LDIF and import that in the new server

    2) mysqldump all dbs and import the sql file

    3) rsync the entire store

    I tested this and it allowed me to transfer seemingly everything; the mailboxes I checked with users, seem to have been transferred competely

    I'd like to have however confirmation if this if this will break something or if I overlooked something since it feels to me that this method is akin to open heart surgery with an axe.

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    Is this just to move the Zimbra installation from one server to another? You should be able to install zimbra on the destination server and then overwrite the /opt/zimbra with that from the source server.

    Your method sounds like it'd work fine, but I dont know if there's something that would be missed out that way, that you'd find out about weeks after the move!

    I'd say you do have all the bases covered though, but there's always more than one way to remove the outer coating from a feline.

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