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    Default Migrating from Zimbra 5.0.10 to latest release

    We're looking to migrate from 5.0.10_GA_2638.RHEL5_20081003052615 CentOS5 FOSS edition over to the latest release on a new server (so upgrade and server move). I'm looking for anyone who is experienced in this to do the migration for us.

    I know how to do it is listed on the site, I simply at the moment do not have the time to do it myself. I'm willing to pay for the work to be done, if you're interested, please PM me.

    Payment will be via PayPal, unless you're UK based and it can be cheque / cash / BACS.

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    It might be useful if you gave some details of the old/new hardware, number of users, whether you're changing operating systems, how much downtime you're willing to suffer and any timescale/deadline involved, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    It might be useful if you gave some details of the old/new hardware, number of users, whether you're changing operating systems, how much downtime you're willing to suffer and any timescale/deadline involved, etc.
    Good point

    We're going from this spec:
    Dedicated Servers & Dedicated server Hosting UK | Heart Internet (the 2.33 entry level)
    to Linux server > Dedicated Linux Server Hosting I UKFast (again, more or less the entry level).

    They're both running CentOS, the old server is 'CentOS release 5 final', the new server is likely to be 5.6

    Ideally the switch over should happen over a weekend, downtime is expected, but really should be no more than a few hours (the time it takes to do the migration basically). I appreciate there will be DNS update time as well though.

    I would expect a trial migration to be done & approved and then I can get the new server wiped and then the real migration done.

    As far as email accounts go, there's 68 domains and 168 email accounts - so nothing massive.

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    One final question (perhaps two), is the new server going to be a 64bit system - it should really as the 32bit versions of Zimbra are deprecated in the next major version. Have you taken a look at ZeXtras for migrating your servers? That really is a good tool for doing the migration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    One final question (perhaps two), is the new server going to be a 64bit system - it should really as the 32bit versions of Zimbra are deprecated in the next major version. Have you taken a look at ZeXtras for migrating your servers? That really is a good tool for doing the migration.
    Yeah, it will be 64bit as 4GB of RAM can be extended, so will be 64bit.

    I'll checkout the link, thanks

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    Ah, if I read the page right, the tool is free, but you need to buy the backup package, which for 168 mailboxes equates to €1008.

    Shame, it was looking good for a moment there.

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    I'm a bit surprised no-one wants to earn a bit of spare beer money

    Especially as looking into it a bit now, its not exactly overly taxing. I may well just find the time and do it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGSteve View Post
    Ah, if I read the page right, the tool is free, but you need to buy the backup package, which for 168 mailboxes equates to €1008.

    Shame, it was looking good for a moment there.
    Hello MGSteve,

    as far as I know the 30-day free trial of ZeXtras is perfectly good to complete the migration.

    I used this tool a lot and it's really a time-saver!
    Mind that ZeXtras Migration Tool can only be installed on zimbra version higher than 6.0.7, so you'd have to upgrade at least to that version before migrating...


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