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    Moving Zimbra VM to new server

    Hello all,

    First, I have been so pleased with the Zextras Suite. I never have to think about it. It just works.

    So I have an Ubunutu 12.04 LTS based 8.6 install in a VMWare VM. I have built a new server that is running Hyper-V, so I need to convert the image file. My thinking was to do this overnight to minimize downtime, etc. But can I bring down the current VM, copy the image over, then fire it back up while I get the conversion done. Then backup anything on the old one and restore to the new before I bring it up on the network?

    Does this seem like a logical way to do it?

    I have thought about building a new VM from scratch and migrating, but it seems unnecessary since the current one has been running so well.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    You need to convert the image to run it on Hyper-V - take a look at the converter here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh967435.aspx
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    Actually, I used WinImage. It was on old VMWare Server 2.0 and that's the only converter that would convert those older VMWare VMs. I had moved two other servers already. I was more concerned with loss of email, so I wanted to keep the old one up while the conversion was happening and then backup and restore any messages that came in while the move/conversion was taking place. But it went so well that I was done in under an hour so didn't worry about it. I just left the mail server down for that hour. and it's done.

    Thanks.
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