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    Default Question re 7.2 to 8.0 migration scenario

    Hi everyone - I'm currently running OSS 7.2.1 (Ubuntu 8.04) on my home network and I want to upgrade it to 8.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. One of the things that I recall from the 8.0 release announcements is that Zimbra was saying that you could add an 8.0 system into your 7.2 environment and then move mailboxes from one to the other. I suppose my first question is whether this is a migration scenario that is only available with the Network Edition since I can't find the zmmailboxmove command on the system.

    Ideally I would like to stage this so that I can move one or two mailboxes to become familiar with 8.0 before moving everyone else. Is there any option that is available to those of us that use the OSS? Or am I going to be forced to do an in-place OS / Zimbra upgrade?

    Thanks for any suggestions!

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    Hi, I am in the same situation, planning to upgrade from OSS 7.2.1 (Ubuntu 8.04) to OSS 8.0 (Ubuntu 12.04).

    The information I found leads me to a different approach: The documentation to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit recommends the following steps (http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Network_..._64-bit_Server):
    1. setup a 64bit server
    2. install same version of zimbra as run on the 32bit version. In our case 7.2.1
    3. Transfer data from 32bit to 64bit
    4. Upgrade 7.2.1 to 8.0

    In our case, I discovered an additional challenge: There is no 7.2.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 and there is no 8.0 for Ubuntu 8.04 (deprecated). Therefore, I conclude that we will have to perform our upgrade on a 10.04 platform first, followed by an operating system upgrade to 12.04.

    The procedure to follow for OS upgrades is described here: OS Specific Platform Upgrades - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Last edited by mfehr; 09-23-2012 at 03:12 PM. Reason: Corrected URL

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