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    Hi,

    As Fedora FC5 has just been released: Has anyone tried installing Zimbra on FC5 yet? My current server runs on FC4 but my new hardware has a strong dislike for FC4 so I can choose between FC3, FC5 or Centos 4.3.
    Any suggestions (without the usual distri wars please) on which would
    run most stable on a Compaq Evo D510 E-PC ?

    Thanks,
    GJ.

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    My advice would be to go for CentOS 4.3 as it's the most stable of the lot. That's what I have my Zimbra server using. I don't know that particular hardware but if CentOS has problems then go for another distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix
    My advice would be to go for CentOS 4.3 as it's the most stable of the lot. That's what I have my Zimbra server using. I don't know that particular hardware but if CentOS has problens then go for another distro.
    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your reply. Now there's another question which comes to mind. Since the zimbra packages are compiled for different distro's, what is the best way forward to move zimbra from one platform to the other? Do a clean zimbra installation and copy all in /opt/zimbra except for the bin dir? Different approach?

    Thanks,
    GJ.

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    That will work if you keep the server name and domains the same. We will publish a procedure for upgrading your OS. So like when we need to go from FC3 -> FC4/FC5 for example.
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    Ok, I set up the new server with CentOS 4.3 (ditched Grub and replaced it with lilo as it got stuck on stage2).
    Installed zimbra, duplicated all settings from the old server, ok.
    Did a zmcontrol stop on the old server, tarred /opt/zimbra and copied the tar to the new server.
    Untarred the file, removed the bin directory and copied the whole directory on top of /opt/zimbra.
    Started the webclient...hmmm...an empty mailbox

    Searched through the topics again as I remember someone had made an rsync script and found it

    Copied the script to my old box, filled in the IP of the new server, made sure with zmcontrol status if all services were stopped and ran the rsync script.
    Ran a zimbra install on the new server, chose the update option and all is working fine now

    So, to sum things up:
    - Build a new server
    - zmcontrol stop (su zimbra) on the old server
    - Copy and run rsync script
    - Run the normal zimbra install on the new server and choose Update

    Cheers,
    GJ.

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    It works great on FC5. I had to do a few things to get it working.

    First, I had to make a few symlinks for some libraries:

    ln -s /lib/libssl.so.0.9.7a /lib/libssl.so.5
    ln -s /lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.7a /lib/libcrypto.so.5
    ln -s /usr/lib/libbind.so.4.0.2 /usr/lib/libbind.so.3

    next, I had to create an account for postfix.

    After that, the install was pretty flawless, and it's happily running on my server.



    Quote Originally Posted by gjnieuwenhuis
    Hi,

    As Fedora FC5 has just been released: Has anyone tried installing Zimbra on FC5 yet? My current server runs on FC4 but my new hardware has a strong dislike for FC4 so I can choose between FC3, FC5 or Centos 4.3.
    Any suggestions (without the usual distri wars please) on which would
    run most stable on a Compaq Evo D510 E-PC ?

    Thanks,
    GJ.

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    Make sure you're linking 0.9.7 versions of those libs. The lastest from FC5 is 0.9.8. I just copied the libs from a FC4 install to the FC5 /lib folder and then made the above links to those newly copied files. Otherwise with the 0.9.8 vresions of the libs, sasl will die during the initilization of ldap during install. An upgrade procedure would be great so i can migrate my users over to my new FC5 server. Do we have any date on when it will be available?
    Thanks,
    Ben

    Also note I didn't need to link to libbind. It was fine by default.

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