Migrate from OSS version 7 to Version 8 Appliance

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Migrate from OSS version 7 to Version 8 Appliance

Postby pmccrackan » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:50 am

Hi, I'm running a home Mail server, OSS version 7 on an unregistered SLES 11 server, at present I'm playing around with the version 8 appliance beta. I really like the idea of running my home server as an appliance and would like to test the beta with my current data in preparation for the Final release.

Could I do this in a round about way .......... by upgrading my current instance to Version 8, then just copying the data ( /opt/zimbra ) to the appliance?

Or is there a relatively simple migration process?

Thanks for any tips.


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Postby 1542brian » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:28 pm

There's a couple challenges with this. The zimbra appliance is a network edition release and second the appliance is running a different operating system then your version 7 deployment.
I'd recommend doing an in-place upgrade to version 8 network edition, you can reuse the license you get for the appliance to do this temporary step. Take a full backup once the upgrade is complete and then copy the backup over to the appliance and restore it.
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Postby Harley77 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:31 pm

So, a backup made on one server can be copied to a ZCS Appliance of the same version and be restored? That goes against everything I've seen in the Wiki's. It also didn't work when I tried it.
I have a Zimbra 8 NE running in Ubutu 10.04LTS, Full Backup, moved to Zimbra 8 Appliance and it was not able to do anything with the backup files except recognize they were there.
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Postby TerryO » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:17 am

[quote user="Harley77"]So, a backup made on one server can be copied to a ZCS Appliance of the same version and be restored? That goes against everything I've seen in the Wiki's. It also didn't work when I tried it.
I have a Zimbra 8 NE running in Ubutu 10.04LTS, Full Backup, moved to Zimbra 8 Appliance and it was not able to do anything with the backup files except recognize they were there.[/QUOTE]
Did you successfully complete this migration? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12 with Zimbra Open Source 8. I purchased a license for Zimbra NE 8 and would prefer to run the appliance.
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Postby quanah » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:31 pm

[quote user="TerryO"]Did you successfully complete this migration? I'm currently running Ubuntu 12 with Zimbra Open Source 8. I purchased a license for Zimbra NE 8 and would prefer to run the appliance.[/QUOTE]

Just curious, why would you want to run the appliance over a VM?
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Postby TerryO » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:30 pm

The Zimbra Appliance is a VM. Maybe I don't understand your question. If you're asking why I would prefer the Zimbra Appliance it's as simple as I am not a Linux guy so any OS issues are a struggle for me. I can get by but would much prefer the "all in one" idea of the Zimbra Appliance for VMWare.
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Postby TerryO » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:50 am

[quote user="quanah"]Just curious, why would you want to run the appliance over a VM?[/QUOTE]
Can you explain what you mean please? As a Zimbra employee, I'd like to understand why you'd question someone using the Zimbra Virtual Appliance.
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Postby TerryO » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:43 pm

Quanah - I don't understand your link. I'm not trying to install Zimbra on a non VM Hypervisor. I have already installed the Zimbra VMWare Appliance on a VMWare host server. I want to migrate all of my user data from my Zimbra Open Source (v8) server to the new Zimbra Appliance.
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Postby quanah » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:57 pm

I linked specifically to the last comment there, which has nothing to do with a non-VMW hypervisor.
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