I've got a number of things I want to do at the same time here, so I wanted to ask for some suggestions. =)
First off, I am currently running Zimbra 4.5.10 on a Centos 4 box. Now, this box is a box that I run a lot of things on. So I have to change a lot of ports that Zimbra uses so they don't conflict with existing services.
There are a number of things I'd like to move towards:
1. Running Zimbra on a VM under my centos box. Number of advantages to this. One of which of course is that I don't have to mod ports.
2. Upgrading to 5.0
3. Running a different OS dist on the VM. (I'm thinking Debian 4 actually)
So.. regarding 1, no real questions there unless you know of some big caveats to this approach.
Regarding 2, clearly it would be easier to migrate my Centos 4 4.5.10 to 5.0 without also changing OS's.
Regarding 3... there's the catch. Now I did find what looked like a good writeup of how to migrated from one os to another. Basically it looked like the procedure would be, install the 4.5.10 deb's (using the -s flag to install.sh) on the debian vm, then remove /opt/zimbra, copy my centos /opt/zimbra to that machine .. then after that I imagine I could run the 5.0 upgrade procedure "like normal". I don't have the url handy at the moment that I was looking at, but hey.
I was also wondering ... since I am currently at the luxury of installing just about whatever I want ... what is y'all's "preferred" OS dist? Do you do most of your development work on Debian? RHEL? Fedora? something else? Might help influence my choice.
Other thoughts? This a bad idea? Thanks!!!