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    I have attempted to move Zimbra NE 4.5.6 to a new server.
    Both are running RHEL5.

    I did an install -s on the new server and then deleted /opt/zimbra/
    I rsynced the old server to the new server but can't get it to work.
    I have changed the dns to point to the new server.


    I don't get a /var/log/zimbra.log as I did on the old server.

    when it starts :
    Host mail.xxxx.com
    Starting ldap...Done.
    Starting logger...Done.
    Starting mailbox...Done.
    Starting antispam...Done.
    Starting antivirus...Done.
    Starting snmp...Done.
    Starting spell...Done.
    Starting mta...Done.
    [zimbra@mailserver ~]$ zmcontrol status
    Host mail.xxxx.com
    antispam Running
    antivirus Stopped
    zmclamdctl is not running
    ldap Running
    logger Running
    mailbox Running
    mta Stopped
    postfix is not running
    snmp Running
    spell Running


    Any clues as to where I should start looking?
    I am finding it difficult without a log file.

    Cheers

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    Okay some further information please
    Code:
    cat /etc/hosts
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    dig _yourdomain_ mx
    dig _yourdomain_ ns
    host `hostname` <- note backticks and not double quotes
    if your have rsync'd across then you could also check the perms are correct. As root
    Code:
    /opt/zimbra/lib/zmfixperms

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    Quote Originally Posted by mluxton View Post
    I have attempted to move Zimbra NE 4.5.6 to a new server.
    Both are running RHEL5.

    I did an install -s on the new server and then deleted /opt/zimbra/
    I rsynced the old server to the new server but can't get it to work.
    I have changed the dns to point to the new server.


    I don't get a /var/log/zimbra.log as I did on the old server.

    when it starts :
    Host mail.xxxx.com
    Starting ldap...Done.
    Starting logger...Done.
    Starting mailbox...Done.
    Starting antispam...Done.
    Starting antivirus...Done.
    Starting snmp...Done.
    Starting spell...Done.
    Starting mta...Done.
    [zimbra@mailserver ~]$ zmcontrol status
    Host mail.xxxx.com
    antispam Running
    antivirus Stopped
    zmclamdctl is not running
    ldap Running
    logger Running
    mailbox Running
    mta Stopped
    postfix is not running
    snmp Running
    spell Running


    Any clues as to where I should start looking?
    I am finding it difficult without a log file.

    Cheers
    Sounds like you are using the blog article methodology? (http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/...er_server.html) We tried that, and it didn't work for us.

    We used the Zimbra-certified wiki article for moving from one server to another, and that worked.

    Network Edition: Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit Server - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Hope that helps,
    Mark

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    Did you run the command to fix permissions? You then have to manually fix the permissions in the .ssh, index, and store directories.

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    check UID's too. rsync + fix_perms will use the zimbra UID from the old server, easiest fix is changing /etc/passwd to match.

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    Default Some progress but now java errors.

    Thak you for the replies.
    I had forgotten to complete the procedues as listed in the "Moving ZCS to another Server".
    I then ran fixperms and install (it did an upgrade).
    I can get everything running (I had to shurdown sendmail) but can't get into webadmin or normal webmail.
    When I tail Catalina.out there are a whole lot of Java errors culminating in:

    Apr 27, 2008 2:23:44 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol destroy
    INFO: Stopping Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-443
    Apr 27, 2008 2:23:44 PM org.apache.catalina.connector.Connector stop
    SEVERE: Coyote connector has not been started

    Also when I do a "[zimbra@mail libexec]$ zmprov help config"
    I also get Java errors.

    INFO: I/O exception (java.net.ConnectException) caught when processing request: Connection refused
    INFO: Retrying request
    INFO: I/O exception (java.net.ConnectException) caught when processing request: Connection refused
    INFO: Retrying request
    INFO: I/O exception (java.net.ConnectException) caught when processing request: Connection refused
    INFO: Retrying request
    ERROR: zclient.IO_ERROR (invoke Connection refused, server: localhost) (cause: java.net.ConnectException Connection refused)

    Once again - thank you for the responses.

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    uh hm. i just did a migration; im not sure what the documentation says, but if i were you i would rsync on top of the install again.

    afaik, the procedure should be 1) install packages (same version as source), 2) rsync /opt/zimbra old server tree to new server

    then check to make sure everything runs ok -- after thats done, go ahead and upgrade to a new version if thats what you want.

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