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    We are planning to replace our current server with a new one. I have two questions regarding a new server for optimal results.

    First one is the operating system, What si recommended at this point, ubuntu 6 or 8? Currently we use 6, if we use 8 on our new server, can the backup be restored to Ubuntu 8?

    Second one is the disk configuration. What is the optimal configuration for Zimbra. We do need a lot of storage, we would like to support 200 accounts with a limit of 2GB per account. The backup should run also of course. We our self thought that you use a raid 5 configuration for the store and the backup directory's. And a raid 1 for the OS and the mysql database. Or should everything be on one raid array?

    Could someone advise me in what to use?

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    Ubuntu 8 isn't currently supported for NE, it will be supported in the next 5.0.9 release as beta. You should also not be using RAID5, a RAID10 set-up will be the one to use.
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    Performance Tuning Guidelines for Large Deployments - Zimbra :: Wiki provides some details on server configuration.

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    Where can I find that Ubuntu 8 is beta support in version 5.0.9? I only find Bug 23154 – Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron, I can not find that is it only beta support. I do not feel very comfortable using a beta in a production enviroment. We are using the netwerk edition by the way.

    And I think we gonna use 64bits procs so also 64 bits ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramm View Post
    Where can I find that Ubuntu 8 is beta support in version 5.0.9?
    You mean apart from the fact I've just told you? We haven't actually announced the availability of 5.0.9 or the Ubuntu 8 version yet but the coment in comment 116 of the bug report should answer your question.
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    I'm sorry, I just checked pm and with 5.0.9 it simply says Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron, I did not read all the comments. Thanks for pointing me to it. This would mean I have to stay at 6.06 and upgrade as soon as full support is present.

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    [QUOTE=bramm;103463This would mean I have to stay at 6.06 and upgrade as soon as full support is present.[/QUOTE]That doesn't mean it won't work, just that this initial release would be considered beta. The choice on whether to change to Ubuntu 8 must be yours, I'm afraid.
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