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    Hi, all

    i've one single server install, i moved the ldap role from that server, but i like move too, the mailbox server, it's posible do that?i did some search but not results or have two mailbox server?.

    Please help me me server are now unstable i need move it.

    Thaks in advance!!

    Hermidio

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    When you say "move mailbox server", do you want to migrate it to a different server/IP address?

    In Open Source Edition, you can't move accounts from one mailbox server to another very easily. In the Network Edition, you can tell Zimbra to move the accounts from one server to another, so that option would be available if you want to move them off of one and onto another.

    What are you trying to accomplish?

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    i've a single zimbra server install, i just need add another server to the network and like move the zimbra mailbox service from the old zimbra server to that new server.

    Thanks in advance

    Hermidio

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    Is it the Open Source or Network Edition?

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    just make another mailbox server, so technically you'll ahve 2 mailbox servers. then move all the mailboxes to this new server and optionally disable the mailbox service on the first server.

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    Hi, as you see in my profile iǘe opensource edition, and yes i know i can install another mailbox server, but ny question is how move all mailboxes(more than 2000 users) to the new mailbox?.

    Thanks again

    Hermidio

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrch View Post
    Hi, as you see in my profile iǘe opensource edition, and yes i know i can install another mailbox server, but ny question is how move all mailboxes(more than 2000 users) to the new mailbox?.
    2008 September » Zimbra :: Blog
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    yeah i check this post, but i think by this way i must do that one by one, i not see how i can move all accounts at the same time and later route all incoming mails to the new mailbox, i know i can do that from the graphical interface.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hermidio

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    sorry i forget what stuff is NE only commands. this can be done it'd just take a bit of scripting on your part. the first step would be get the multi-mailbox server setup done. Then you'll want to go into your cos settings and limit the server pool to the new server only so that way when you create users they're never created on hte first server.

    Then the logic would be this

    1. export the user's account (look at the blog post phoenix posted)
    2. delete the user from zimbra
    3. re-add the user to zimbra (should get created on the 2nd mailbox server now)
    4. import the user's data

    there may be a way to do steps 2 & 3 better, but i'm just not sure what all you would have to update for the user like zimbraMailHost and all that to point ot the new server.

    Of course if you try to script this using looping through zmprov getAllAccounts it would be very worrisome cause if something goes wrong with the export and you delete teh account it'd be very bad.

    What are you trying to accomplish with this anyway? Are you just trying to have the mta and mailbox be different servers. If so, it's a lot easier to split off the mta portion to another server. Or what you could do is move the entire mailbox/mta install of this server to another server, then split off mta to teh old server when you're done. Look at this page

    Ajcody-Notes-Server-Move - Zimbra :: Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrch View Post
    yeah i check this post, but i think by this way i must do that one by one, i not see how i can move all accounts at the same time and later route all incoming mails to the new mailbox, i know i can do that from the graphical interface.
    Well, as you're using the OSS version you'll have to use one of the techniques mentioned in the blog post and you can script that procedure.
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