I want to start by thanking every one of you folks who have anything to do with Zimbra. Nice product!

We are currently running the Scalix mailserver and are ready to migrate. We couldn't get the [crypt}'d passwords to transfer into Zimbra, so, we set up a VirtualBox on another server machine, installed Zimbra in it and had all of our users (approx 400) log in and change their passwords.

Our main mail server is at mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com. This temporary was at mail.cbcbham.com (and different IP address), but I set up the VirtualBox so that it thought that it was at mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com. DNSMasq returned the virtual Zimbra's own IP address on mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com. Everything worked fine. I now have a Zimbra store with no mail (except for a few test messages), but about 400 usernames and passwords.

But I think I boo-boo'ed. Without thinking, I set the hostname on the Virtual Zimbra to the full, "mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com" instead of just "mail." When I copy the /opt/zimbra folder from the virtualbox over to the main mail server, install Zimbra (following the Wiki instructions for "Move to a new Server"), I can't get the zmmailctld component to run, regardless of hostname.

DNSMasq is set up and is running correctly:
[root@mail ~]# host $(hostname)
mail has address
[root@mail ~]# hostname
[root@mail ~]# host mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com
mail.crawfordbroadcasting.com has address
[root@pop ~]# host barracuda.crawfordbroadcasting.com
barracuda.crawfordbroadcasting.com has address
That last one is required because that's what our MX records actually point to. Could that be the problem?

Final question: we're moving this weekend. If need be, is there anyway to just transfer these good passwords and usernames from the "virtual" Zimbra store over to a new, fresh install of Zimbra?

Thanks for the help.

Running zcs-6.0.15_GA on a Dell Poweredge with Centos 5.8.