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    deltatango is offline Active Member
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    Hi all,

    I want to migrate our Zimbra server to a new machine.The migration docs tell me I should give the new server the same LDAP password as the old one has. But where can I find the old server's LDAP password?
    Is it in /opt/zimbra/conf/slapd.conf?

    Can I just copy the entire conf/ directory over to the new server, reboot it and then restoring the user data from the backup?
    Last edited by deltatango; 10-13-2009 at 08:25 AM. Reason: typo removed

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    Which instructions are you reading for the move? The usual one recommended is this: Moving ZCS to Another Server » Zimbra :: Blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Which instructions are you reading for the move? The usual one recommended is this: Moving ZCS to Another Server » Zimbra :: Blog
    I was referring to this one:
    Network Edition Disaster Recovery - Zimbra :: Wiki

    The link mentioned by you moves the server by rsync-ing the data. This would be easy and there's not much to do wrong.

    But I don't want to do this because I want a clean, fresh installation for the new server.

    The old one underwent already may be a dozen updates during the last more than 24 months and each of the updates left a plethora of old files and directories in the Zimbra tree. I dare not to delete them as I cannot be sure they are really unused. So to get rid of the obsolete stuff I want to do a clean install by restoring the server from backup.

    And I'm not entirely sure whether I will run into some architecture problems (32 vs 64Bit) with rsync-ing: the old server is a Mac Mini under 10.4 Workstation, while the new one is an XServe under 10.4 server.

    Third reason is to really do a Disaster recovery and to be sure
    a) how it works and
    b) the backups are actually sufficient for a complete restore.
    c) to have a proven step-by-step checklist documented

    I do this for every kind of server or appliance - I want to know my stuff - but I didn't had the time yet to do this with the mail server.
    Last edited by deltatango; 10-13-2009 at 09:25 AM.

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