Pre-Upgrade Steps

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Before upgrading your Zimbra platform, we would strongly recommend the following pre-upgrade steps:

0. Always read (in full) the Release Notes for the version to which you are upgrading. The Release Notes are available for every release:

1. Backup your system:

There are multiple ways to perform backups. Since upgrading permanently alters your system, it is mandatory to backup your system before you upgrade. The only recovery from a failed upgrade may be to restore from backups:

a. zmbackup your entire system:

Note: this may take multiple hours, be sure to plan in advance:

zmbackup -f





Verified Against: ZCS 8.0 ZCS 7.0 Date Created: 9/12/2013
Article ID: Date Modified: 2014-01-16

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