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migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby commandlinekid » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:11 pm

Hello

We have a charity running on an OLD zimbra server. Instead of getting a new zimbra server we want to use another small machine we have to run postfix/dovecot (it's too small to run Zimbra, I checked).

Can anyone tell me how to take this zimbra server and Export cleanly...the mailboxes so the fit into "Maildir" or whatever the format on postfix/dovecot? I have the server setup, I just need to import.

Thank you. Love Zimbra.

Joe


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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby DualBoot » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Hello,

the best tool I know is imapsync.

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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby DavidMerrill » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:21 pm

Agreed, get your imapsync on - https://imapsync.lamiral.info/
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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby commandlinekid » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:43 pm

Thanks! So I'll assume the process is sort of a "live pulling down" of the messages as opposed to an "export of a file, then import on other machine." Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you both for your advice.
Joe

DualBoot wrote:Hello,

the best tool I know is imapsync.

Regards,
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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby pup_seba » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi,

If company is "that small", maybe you could just use something like "thunderbird" and go account by account, if setting up imapsync. (if we are talking 5-6 users...it could be easier if you are not familiar with imapsync).
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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby DavidMerrill » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:53 pm

You got it, it's feature-rich (pretty configurable), but usually basic usage will get you there.

commandlinekid wrote:Thanks! So I'll assume the process is sort of a "live pulling down" of the messages as opposed to an "export of a file, then import on other machine." Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thank you both for your advice.
Joe

DualBoot wrote:Hello,

the best tool I know is imapsync.

Regards,
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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby DualBoot » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:23 am

Why don't you search for a free Zimbra hosting ?
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Re: migrating one server FROM Zimbra TO postfix/dovecot

Postby afsher » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:23 pm

I suggest to go for imapsync. Easy to install and migrate mailboxes from one server to another. You may check below links for installation reference.
https://imapsync.lamiral.info/
https://tecadmin.net/use-imapsync-on-ubuntu/

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