Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Phased Migration - Basic How to

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    18
    Rep Power
    2

    Default Phased Migration - Basic How to

    I'm looking to move my mail server from a sendmail/linux system to Zimbra (v8.0.2). I've set up my Zimbra server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) but I've hit a problem.

    External name is company.com
    Internal AD domain is company.local
    Current Email server: oldmail.company.local
    All incoming email arrives @ oldmail.company.local
    User email address is as myname@company.com
    New Zimbra server is mail.company.com
    MX records are set up and appear to work fine.
    Zimbra domain is company.com with aliases for company.local and mail.company.com
    Outgoing email for both servers is direct. I don't route mail.company.com's outgoing email through oldmail.company.local.
    If a user is moved to zimbra I set oldmail up to forward the email to username@mail.company.com
    This all works fine for incoming email.
    Zimbra outgoing to non company addresses is fine.
    Outgoing to local addresses on the Zimbra box work fine.

    However If a Zimbra user tries to send an email to a user still on oldmail, ie replys to somename@company.com, Zimbra rejects it as a bad address.

    Can Zimbra be easily modified to forward these to oldmail? If not how should I configure these systems to allow a phased migration?

  2. #2
    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Vannes, France
    Posts
    23,587
    Rep Power
    58

    Default

    You should read the wiki article on Split Domain or read some of the forum threads on this topic.
    Regards


    Bill


    Acompli: A new adventure for Co-Founder KevinH.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    18
    Rep Power
    2

    Default

    Thanks Bill.

    The split domain article gave me the hint I needed. It's a little work, but I can create accounts on the Zimbra server for all my local accounts and give each a forwarding account to the oldmail server.

Similar Threads

  1. Basic Questions
    By dmwhite in forum Migration
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 06:27 PM
  2. basic questions
    By subfire91 in forum Administrators
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-28-2010, 04:26 AM
  3. basic questions
    By subfire91 in forum Installation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-25-2010, 03:29 AM
  4. Basic POP3 migration
    By LittleLebowski in forum Migration
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-14-2008, 07:42 AM
  5. How to install from Basic.
    By tamilnandhu in forum Installation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-07-2007, 10:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •