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    Default Migration problems caused by broken vmware image

    Ok. This is kind of a weird situation.

    I am running zimbra on a vmware server setup. I am using loose images for the OS (debian), /opt, and /home.

    The image for the operating system got corrupt. Now that isn't a real big problem, debian was reinstalled and re-setup from a backup etc in a short while. After that i ran trough a zimbra installation and when that was done i just removed the /opt directory and remounted the old image with the zimbra installation.
    The zimbra server etc. is working perfectly just as before, but I'm having some problems upgrading to a new version.

    When i try to upgrade it does recognise a zimbra installation currently exists. But during the installation it doesn't upgrade the ldap databases etc. but just writes as if it was a new installation. So altough it recognises and does an upgrade, it actually does a new install.

    What can I do to upgrade to the latest version of zimbra? The current is 4.5.(9 or 10, not sure :X )

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    what does rpm -qa | grep -i zimbra show ?

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    Well nothing as i'm using debian, which isn't a rpm based distribution.

    email:~# dpkg -s zimbra-core
    Package: zimbra-core
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: Mail
    Maintainer: build@zimbra.com
    Architecture: i386
    Version: 4.5.10_GA_1575.DEBIAN3.1
    Depends: libidn11, curl, fetchmail
    Description: Best email money can buy

    But that package is installed by the intaller script, and isn't being "used" as the opt directory was replaced by the old one.

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    DOH!

    Perhaps it may be worth shutting down Zimbra, removing /opt again, remove any zimbra package that may be installed. Checking through the deb install area and removing any remnants. Then install zimbra again, remove /opt, and mount your old one again. Or something along those lines.

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    But that kind of is what i did in the first place

    Ah well, luckily it's virtual and a not that essential server so i can screw around a bit with it.
    Going to try

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    Did you run a zmfixperms when /opt was remounted ? Does the /opt directory have the correct permissions. Sorry just thinking out loud what I would look at.

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    Well yes it does, because it just runs perfectly, only when upgrading it doesn't anymore. I didn't run any scripts (like fixperms)

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    A lack of RAM can cause upgrade problems, do you have enough?
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    2GB is assigned, should be enough as I was able to upgrade in the past to other versions.

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    Which version of Zimbra are you trying to upgrade to? Is the /opt on another drive and is it a symlink?
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