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    To begin, I apologize if this answer is in another post. If it is, then I didn't find it.

    I am working to install Zimbra 5.02 on a 64-bit CentOS 5 Linux server. The current email setup for this organization is a simple POP3 email service to its hosting service, so I can't afford to redirect the MX record in order to setup Zimbra. Here are my questions / issues:
    1. Can Zimbra be successfully installed and setup without resolving a MX record during setup?
    2. If so, will it be easy for Zimbra to pick up the email traffic once the MX record is redirected?
    3. Is anyone else having trouble with the SQL databases not populating during setup? Setup for Zimbra-store can not connect to the MySQL server via its socket.


    I know that these are detailed questions, but any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    ~ Bryce

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    1. Can Zimbra be successfully installed and setup without resolving a MX record during setup?
    >yes
    1. If so, will it be easy for Zimbra to pick up the email traffic once the MX record is redirected?
    >Depending on your TTL for you MX records. I would decrease it to abou 30 min about 2 days before the actual move.
    1. Is anyone else having trouble with the SQL databases not populating during setup? Setup for Zimbra-store can not connect to the MySQL server via its socket.
    >Can you post your zmsetup.log and install.log?

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    For testing purposes, I setup a second MX record and A record for my machine while testing ZCS. Then when I was ready to go online, I changed everything to the new server. If you're hosting your own DNS this is rather simple. If your ISP is hosting your DNS they may get a little perturbed if you ask them to make too many changes. Setting up the second set of records put to rest the question of no MX record while testing.

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    Zimbra works without MX record.

    For MTA outgoing email use your providers smtp server (relayMTA for external delivery).

    For incoming email, uncheck dns reverse lookup for MTA

    Use fetchmail to get external pop3 mail

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    Unchecking DNS checks will open up the mail server to a lot more spam. DNS checking blocks 80% of the spam trying to come into my mail server.

    It's best to follow the RFC's for setting up a mail server and its DNS. Then everybody wins.

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    I apologize for the delay in replying (life happens).

    Where is the Zimbra setup log? Is it in the /tmp or /opt/zimbra folder?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Oddly enough it's not there. I'll see what happens on my test server.

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    Hooray! All is well with my test server (CentOS5 32bit). Zimbra 5.04GA installed perfectly! Now it's time to install it on my production server (CentOS5 64bit).

    I'll report how everything turned out once I'm finished.

    Thanks for your help!

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    I am now receiving an error during installation with ldap. Please help! LDAP is installed but not running. Are there any other packages that need to be installed? This is CentOS5 64-bit.

    Getting installed packages
    checking isEnabled zimbra-core
    zimbra-core not in enabled cache
    enabled packages
    Newinstall enabling all installed packages
    Enabling zimbra-core
    Enabling zimbra-ldap
    Enabling zimbra-store
    Enabling zimbra-mta
    Enabling zimbra-snmp
    Enabling zimbra-logger
    Enabling zimbra-apache
    Enabling zimbra-spell
    Setting defaults...
    Setting local config zimbra_java_home to /opt/zimbra/java
    *** Running as zimbra user: /opt/zimbra/bin/zmlocalconfig -f -e zimbra_java_home='/opt/zimbra/java' 2> /dev/null
    checking isEnabled zimbra-cluster
    zimbra-cluster not in enabled cache
    enabled packages zimbra-logger zimbra-store zimbra-mta zimbra-core zimbra-apache zimbra-snmp zimbra-ldap zimbra-spell
    Newinstall enabling all installed packages
    Enabling zimbra-core
    Enabling zimbra-ldap
    Enabling zimbra-store
    Enabling zimbra-mta
    Enabling zimbra-snmp
    Enabling zimbra-logger
    Enabling zimbra-apache
    Enabling zimbra-spell
    checking isEnabled zimbra-store
    zimbra-store is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-ldap is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-store
    zimbra-store is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-mta
    zimbra-mta is enabled


    DNS ERROR resolving MX for mail.fairhavenchurch.org
    It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS
    done.
    checking isEnabled zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-ldap is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-store
    zimbra-store is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-mta
    zimbra-mta is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-mta
    zimbra-mta is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-spell
    zimbra-spell is enabled
    Checking for port conflicts
    checking isEnabled zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-ldap is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-store
    zimbra-store is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-logger
    zimbra-logger is enabled
    checking isEnabled zimbra-mta
    zimbra-mta is enabled


    Note

    The previous configuration appears to have failed to complete

    Saving config in /opt/zimbra/config.16120...
    done.
    Operations logged to /tmp/zmsetup.04122008-114350.log
    checking isEnabled zimbra-ldap
    zimbra-ldap is enabled
    Initializing ldap...
    *** Running as zimbra user: /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapinit
    IO::Socket::INET: connect: Connection refused at /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmldapinit line 160.
    failed. (28416)


    ERROR



    Configuration failed

    Please address the error and re-run /opt/zimbra/libexec/zmsetup.pl to
    complete the configuration.

    Errors have been logged to /tmp/zmsetup.04122008-114350.log

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