How to move ZCS to another server

Revision as of 01:19, 28 September 2016 by Teodor Vizirov (talk | contribs) (How to move ZCS to another server)

How to move ZCS to another server

   KB 23043        Last updated on 2016-09-28  

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In this article, we will explain how to move/migrate a zimbra server to another machine.


Both the source and destination zimbra servers must be running the same version. E.g. if source is running 8.6, the installed zimbra on the destination must be also 8.6.


Below are the steps that needs to be taken, to complete the migration:

1. # su - zimbra 2. $ zmcontrol stop 3. $ exit 4. Make sure all zimbra services are stopped: # ps aux | grep zimbra 5. Now, you can copy the /opt/zimbra directory to another backup location, and from there to copy it to the destination server, or you could mount external disc and copy it there. 4. As root user, copy it to the remote mashine:

  1. rsync -e ssh -axvzKHS /opt/zimbra/

or to a local mounted disk:

  1. rsync -avH /opt/zimbra /mnt/zimbra_backup

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Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 28/09/2016
Article ID: Date Modified: 2016-09-28

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