Migrating from ZCS NE 7.1.3 to ZCS NE 8.6 ubuntu latest LTS

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Migrating from ZCS NE 7.1.3 to ZCS NE 8.6 ubuntu latest LTS

Postby BharathS » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am

Hi All,


I have been tasked to migrate Zimbra 7.1.3 to the latest Zimbra version, this will be an upgrade from one ubuntu to the latest ubuntu, I'm not much familiar with Zimbra as i have just started reading up and understanding enough to do a successful migration.


Please suggest the best practice migration from old zimbra to new zimbra with entirely new server. The present working zimbra currently hosts the following components.


antispam Running
antivirus Running
convertd Running
ldap Running
logger Running
mailbox Running
mta Running
snmp Running
spell Running
stats Running
zmconfigd Running


If you need more information to be posted please let me know I want to ensure this can be done as swiftly as possible.



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Postby jorgedlcruz » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:05 am

Hi BarathS,


Please be sure that you have a valid Backup, or snapshot, or method to do a quick a rollback. If you have everything, you can folow this steps - https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Ubuntu_Upgrades



Tell us if works.



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Postby BharathS » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:15 am

Hi Jorge,



Thank you for your response., I am not doing in an in-place upgrade of Ubuntu & Zimbra but have a entirely new Ubuntu server to which I want to move Zimbra into that and finally shutdown the old Zimbra server while retaining only the IP and the DNS, does the link you shared still apply to this kind of migration/upgrade?



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Bharath
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Postby jorgedlcruz » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:30 am

Hi BharathS,


You can use then the next Wiki article - http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/ZCS_to_ZCS_rsync_Migration is a little bit tricky but you can do it.


Please share your experience or doubt with us.



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Migrating from ZCS NE 7.1.3 to ZCS NE 8.6 ubuntu latest LTS

Postby BharathS » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:36 am

Thanks Jorge, I will check it out and get back if i have any further questions/doubts.



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Postby BharathS » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:43 am

Hi Jorge,


I see this on the ZCS to ZCS through rsync "IMPORTANT: The ZCS release you install on the New Server must be the same ZCS Version as installed on the Old Server. The server can have a different operating system, but the ZCS Version must be identical". Does it mean I have to first migrate ZCS to newer server with newer ubuntu and than do ZCS upgrade? is there a way where in I can backup and restore the configuration/settings/accounts to a newly deployed ZCS on the new server?


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Bharath

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Postby jorgedlcruz » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:47 am

Hi BarathS,


You can use the Migration Wizard provided by Zimbra, you will find it in the Admin Console, I have this old tutorial, I can't fin nothing related in our Wiki, so I will write about it soon, but you can try this steps if you want. Please be sure that you have a valid Backup of everything, remember that this Blog is a external resource, try it and tell us your feedback if you want:


http://zimbra7azimbra8.blogspot.co.uk/


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Postby BharathS » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:10 am

Hi Jorge, the site looks interesting and matching the kind of migration I'm looking for but the language in the screenshot is the problem, do you have any other source explained in English?

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Postby jorgedlcruz » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:34 am

Hi BarathS,

I don't have right now the same tutorial in English, I've wrote in my To-Do list for the next Wiki articles, I hope that it will be ready soon. If you try to follow the article translated to english by Google Translate, and the Images, it will be really easy.

You have the same steps and fields, but in English.



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Migrating from ZCS NE 7.1.3 to ZCS NE 8.6 ubuntu latest LTS

Postby BharathS » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:36 am

NP Jorge, I also see there is a Zimbra migration tool known as ZeXtras which also seems to be a way i can achieve the migration, what is your thoughts on this?

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