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    Default Mac OS10 To Linux

    Hey guys,
    I have torn apart the forums looking for help on this issue. I had an imail server die so I scrambled to install Zimbra on my production art server (Mac) and it has been running on there for the past year now. I am trying to get it off the mac and over to a linux server for it's permenant home.

    I have used the ZCS-to-ZCS and the ZCS-32bit to ZCS-64bit migrations with no luck. Is it possible to move from the Mac environment to the Linux environment? It's mission critical that I make this move.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Dan

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    Is it FOSS or Network Edition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svendsen View Post
    Is it FOSS or Network Edition?
    I'm trying to go from 6.0.5 FOSS to the same version on linux.

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    Ok
    I must admit I haven't much experience with the MAC OSX build, but I think a ZCS-to-ZCS migration should be just fine. How did you do? What errors do you get?
    Alternatively, you can backup every user. Install clean ZCS, configure as you want - and import the users.
    How many users are on the system?

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    I have to admit it was a few months ago that I tried it, and I couldn't get the services to start properly on the linux machine.

    I was thinking about doing a clean install without doing the copy and upgrade stuff then just importing the user data back into zimbra on linux. However I think with the open source edition it doesn't allow the export of user data.

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    How to move users:
    ZCS-to-ZCS Migrations » Zimbra :: Blog

    But I would start trying the more automatic move first:

    - shutdown Zimbra services on your OSX.
    - rsync /opt/zimbra to the Linux server (remember taking care of uid/gid)
    - Be sure that server name is same as on OSX
    - Shutdown OSX server
    - Eventually change IP address to match the OSX server
    - Run Zimbra installer from the official package
    - Run the fixperm script

    Eventually use some of the steps from the 32->64 bit migration guide:
    Network Edition: Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit Server - Zimbra :: Wiki

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    Ok I think my biggest hold up is the server names matching. Does that have to happen or can I move it to the new server then run the zimbra command to change host names. Or is that moving and changing too many things at once?

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    I would keep the hostname. But you can of course change ip address NOT to match the OSX server

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    Quote Originally Posted by dank View Post
    Hey guys,
    I have torn apart the forums looking for help on this issue. I had an imail server die so I scrambled to install Zimbra on my production art server (Mac) and it has been running on there for the past year now. I am trying to get it off the mac and over to a linux server for it's permenant home.

    I have used the ZCS-to-ZCS and the ZCS-32bit to ZCS-64bit migrations with no luck. Is it possible to move from the Mac environment to the Linux environment? It's mission critical that I make this move.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Dan
    Here's what I did.

    Migration Mac OS 10.5 (ZCS 6.05 - 32bit) -> Ubuntu 8.04LTS (ZCS 6.05 - 64bit)

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    The error you describe in your post sounds exactly like the problem I had. I will give this a shot this weekend and if it works I owe you lunch or something!

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