Migration of zimbra 6.0.14_GA_2928 to 8.0

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nikolas22t
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Migration of zimbra 6.0.14_GA_2928 to 8.0

Postby nikolas22t » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:17 am

I am running a zimbra mail server Release 6.0.14_GA_2928.UBUNTU10_64 UBUNTU10_64 FOSS edition , and have about 6000 emails accounts on it , and i want to know the easiest way to upgrade to latest version , i tried to upgrade to version 7 but failed , is there an easy way to migrate to latest version ?
What i want to be sure is that all domains / users will be migrated , all passwords will be stay the same , and emails in mailboxes will be transfered to new server ( i have separated disk for email data .
[QUOTE]Release 6.0.14_GA_2928.UBUNTU10_64 UBUNTU10_64 FOSS edition.

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[QUOTE]Distributor ID: Ubuntu

Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS

Release: 10.04

Codename: lucid

[/QUOTE]


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Migration of zimbra 6.0.14_GA_2928 to 8.0

Postby 15337Raunaq » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:44 am

Upgrade to ZCS 7 is pretty straight forwad.Can you tell me what was the error that you got while upgrading?Have you searched the forums for that error?
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Postby nikolas22t » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:17 am

[quote user="15337Raunaq"]Upgrade to ZCS 7 is pretty straight forwad.Can you tell me what was the error that you got while upgrading?Have you searched the forums for that error?[/QUOTE]
Restoring existing configuration file from /opt/zimbra/.saveconfig/localconfig.xml...done

Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.01092014-132750.log

Upgrading from to 7.2.6_GA_2926

Stopping zimbra services...done.

Verifying /opt/zimbra/conf/my.cnf

Starting mysql...
i tried with
Do you want to verify message store database integrity? [Y] N
and
Do you want to verify message store database integrity? [Y] Y


and stack there....
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Postby phoenix » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:33 am

You haven't actually given any details of error messages that you've encountered and whether you've searched the forums for this problem (or the errors).
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Migration of zimbra 6.0.14_GA_2928 to 8.0

Postby nikolas22t » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:38 am

the error from log is
Starting mysqld...failed.

Thu Jan 9 13:36:43 2014 *** Running as zimbra user: /opt/zimbra/bin/mysql.server start
i searched the forums but i cannot find a solution for me ... that is working


my my.cnf file has port 7306 , is that fine ?
[QUOTE][mysqld]
basedir = /opt/zimbra/mysql

datadir = /opt/zimbra/db/data

socket = /opt/zimbra/db/mysql.sock

pid-file = /opt/zimbra/db/mysql.pid

bind-address = localhost

port = 7306

user = zimbra

tmpdir = /opt/zimbra/data/tmp

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Postby phoenix » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:16 am

[quote user="nikolas22t"]the error from log is
Starting mysqld...failed.

Thu Jan 9 13:36:43 2014 *** Running as zimbra user: /opt/zimbra/bin/mysql.server start[/QUOTE]That isn't an error and it doesn't really tell us much, why don't you look in the log files to see what is the actual error for MySQL not starting?
[quote user="nikolas22t"]my my.cnf file has port 7306 , is that fine ?[/QUOTE]There's nothing wrong with that, why would there be?
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Migration of zimbra 6.0.14_GA_2928 to 8.0

Postby nikolas22t » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Is there any other way to migrate manually ?
For example a fresh installation , and migrate user accounts / users / passwords and files ?
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Postby sviriyala » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Dont upgrade to version 8. It has a serious bug with POP3 download. See Bug 80563.
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Postby phoenix » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:41 pm

[quote user="nikolas22t"]Is there any other way to migrate manually ? [/QUOTE]You can use one of the migration wiki articles if you like or even use ZeXtras (search the forum for details but still haven't provided any information about why the upgrade 'failed'.
[quote user="sviriyala"]Dont upgrade to version 8. It has a serious bug with POP3 download. See Bug 80563.[/QUOTE]Oh, you mean Oracle still hasn't fixed their Java bug? ;) ZCS 8.x works perfectly well and unless one has a specific need for POP3 there's no problem upgrading to it or deploying it in a production environment.
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Postby sviriyala » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:52 pm

[QUOTE]ZCS 8.x works perfectly well and unless one has a specific need for POP3 there's no problem upgrading to it or deploying it in a production environment. [/QUOTE]
Maybe Zimbra should add this as a disclaimer in the release notes with version 8.x. Any email can be accessed 3 ways: POP3, IMAP, Webmail. Since no one has unlimited quota, POP3 is the most popular way to keep a copy of your mails locally. POP3 not working is like 1/3 of the functionality broken. So in effect Zimbra works only 66%.
And if Oracle decides not to fix the bug, does it mean POP3 functionality will be taken away from ZImbra? Not a very good roadmap, I must say.

Sincerely my intentions are not malicious, but to raise a genuine concern. And to prevent others from burning their fingers badly like me.
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