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    What does Migration Tool Move?

    Hello,

    Just curious what the latest version of the Migration tool will move? Does it include

    SSL Certificates
    Zimbra's settings to use the SSL Certificate
    Customized spam assassin rules
    Postfix conf files, such as postfix_rbl_override
    files in the /opt/zimbra/conf folder

    Basically, is everything moved that will allow a new server to operate like the old migrated server?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Hello dbayer!

    The Zextras Migration Tool will export all of the items you mentioned, along with mailboxes, domains, classes of service and mailbox contents.

    Server and Global settings are not restored by Zextras Backup due to the fact that the destination server might require different settings, but those can be always viewed using the "zxsuite backup getServerConfig" command:
    Code:
    zimbra@suite:~$ zxsuite backup getServerConfig
    command getServerConfig requires more parameters
    
    
    Syntax:
       zxsuite backup getServerConfig {standard|customizations} [attr1 value1 [attr2 value2...]]
    
    
    PARAMETER LIST
    
    
    NAME              TYPE               EXPECTED VALUES                       DEFAULT
    type(M)           Multiple choice    standard|customizations               
    date(O)           String             "dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss"|"last"|"all"    
    backup_path(O)    Path                                                     
    file(O)           String             Path to backup file                   
    query(O)          String             type/id/key                           
    verbose(O)        String                                                   false
    colors(O)         String                                                   false
    
    
    (M) == mandatory parameter, (O) == optional parameter
    
    
    Usage example:
    
    
    zxsuite backup getserverconfig standard date last
     Display a summary of the latest backup data for Server and Global configuration.
    zxsuite backup getserverconfig standard date last query /
     Display the latest backed up server and global configuration settings.
    zxsuite backup getserverconfig standard file /path/to/backup/file
     Display the contents of a backup file instead of the current server backup.
    zxsuite backup getserverconfig standard date last query zimlets/com_zimbra_ymemoticons colors true verbose true
     Displays all settings for the com_zimbra_ymemoticons zimlet, using colored output and high verbosity.
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    Cine
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    Hi Cine,

    Thank you for the detailed answer. Now that I know Zextras Backup will not restore those settings, I'm thinking this should be my migration process.

    1. Old Server, use Zextras Migration to export everything.
    2. Temporary Server, Install a default Zimbra setup.
    3. Temporary Server, Install Zextras backup and use the above command to list and copy all the server settings.
    4. New Server, Install Zimbra with the copied server settings. Manually entering them in the Zimbra Setup menu.
    5. New Server, use Zextras Backup to restore all the data.
    6. Done!

    Does this sound like a good approach?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Hello Daniel!

    That will work, albeit I don't really see the need of a temporary server, you can always look at the settings you need on the source one (if you wish to enter those during the installation) or change any setting you need after the installation before starting the restore using the aforementioned command to fetch the information from the migration data...

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    Hi Cine,

    Thanks again for the help. Is it possible to use above command on the Old Server? In other words can I use the aforementioned command on the old server, record that data, and then have it handy while I install the new server?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

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    Hello dbayer!

    The `zxsuite` command is not included in the Zextras Migration Tool (which has its own CLI toolkit, `zxmig`). However, since the source server is already set up, all configs are available through the standard `zmprov`, `zmmailbox` and `zmlocalconfig` commands...

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