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    czguy is offline Senior Member
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    Default Upgrading Zimbra to 8.0.7?

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    Release 8.0.6.GA.5922.UBUNTU12.64 UBUNTU12_64 FOSS edition.
    I'm looking to upgrade our existing production server to 8.0.7. What are the necessary steps I should take to upgrade with minimal downtime and no data loss?

    I was looking into ZeXtras as a backup solution but don't have the funds to purchase it right now. Used it for a previous migration and it worked great. I figured I could backup the /opt/zimbra directory to another folder since I have tons of space on the server, then proceed with the upgrade.

    We have about 110 user accounts, several distribution lists and aliases, and probably about 10GB of mail in total.

    What would be the best path to take to upgrade while minimizing downtime and avoiding data loss?

    My last upgrade was a migration using ZeXtras to a brand new VM so I didn't have to worry about an inline upgrade.

    I'd like to do this soon, so any help or advice you can provide would be great.

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    Hi czguy,
    I wrote a step by step here > Zimbra: Actualizando Single-Server a 8.0.7 » Blog de Jorge de la Cruz

    Also, if you are using Virtualization, stop Zimbra and do a Snapshot, so easy. If not you can use this Script, you will need to create a Backup folder:
    if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
    . ~/.bashrc
    fi

    # User specific environment and startup programs

    # this breaks unicode_start on vt consoles
    #BASH_ENV=$HOME/.bashrc
    #export BASH_ENV

    USERNAME="zimbra"
    export USERNAME

    export LANG=C
    export LC_ALL=C

    cd ~/backup
    mkdir ~/backup/cuentas`date +"%y%m%d"`
    zmprov -l gaa > borrar.dat
    while read xx yy; do zmmailbox -z -m $xx getRestURL -o $xx.tgz "?fmt=tgz"; done < borrar.dat
    mv ~/backup/*.tgz ~/backup/cuentas`date +"%y%m%d"`;



    This script do a backup for each account.

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    Thanks Jorge, I really wish I could read Spanish better. I'd love to read your full blog post.

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    Commands are in english, so use google translator for do it One day I will translate everything in my Blog, but is a hard work

    I hope that's helps you

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