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    Question calendar migration to Zimbra 4.5 NE / SOAP / organizer


    we recently installed zimbra 4.5 network edition. now some of our costumers who have been using open source version we'll be migrated to the network edition.

    mail migration is no problem, contacts also work fine. as for the calendar part, i can't say so. the thing is we had our own script written that handled the migration via SOAP/XML. worked fine on versions up to 4.0.5.

    the problem now is that on 4.5 NE writing an appointment to a calendar via SOAP requests works fine as long as the organizer of the appoinment is the same as the calendar owner. if the organizer is not the calendar owner, we can't seem to write the appoinment to the NE.

    basicaly, our script tries to transfer the appointmets exactly like they are on the OSS version. now this is not possible as far as i can figure, due to this "error".

    is there some workaround this? the organizers need to stay the same as they are (for the sake of our customers, who can sometimes be quite silly...).

    or are there any other ways to migrate the calendars from OSS to NE?

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    Marcmac, that article is truly glorious.

    The forums and the wiki RULE!

    We had a receptionist, and she left the company. She had a calendar on her account that was the shared master calendar for the whole company. This presented a problem, because notifications were coming from her account and she is no longer with us, this caused people to wonder what the hell was going on.


    1. Create a new account called on the zimbra server
    2. Set it up with a password
    3. Log in as the receptionist, lets say
    4. Get the URL's on her calendar by right clicking on it, and clicking the Share command. It turns out this was
    5. Open up another tab in firefox, enter that URL. Hit enter
    6. Save the file as /home/jonnyro/old_master_calendar.ics
    7. Use curl to inject it straight into the normal calendar on the new mastercal account, which by default is just called calendar
    curl -u mastercal:password --data-binary @/home/jonnyro/old_master_calendar.ics
    This worked FLAWLESSLY!

    Zimbra you guys are amazing.
    Last edited by jonnyRo; 02-26-2007 at 11:02 AM.

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