Moving Zimbra 8.6 to Zimbra 8.7.1 on a new server

Moving Zimbra 8.6 to Zimbra 8.7.1 on a new server

Disclaimer: I have the NETWORK/PRO version but chose not to use the backups. This method should work with both the free and paid version as a result. I have used a variation of this for every update since version version 7. We perform offsite backups

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Building vs Buying a Dropbox Solution

Building vs Buying a Dropbox Solution

Privacy, Security, Control, and Easy are trade offs we need to make on deciding our best solution.  Recently, I found this option in cloud hosting from a NANOG  thread. After installation and observing the speed, I was more impressed and wanted to know more and found this video of

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Zimbra 32 to 64 bit migration version 2

Migrating Zimbra 7.2 32bit to 64bit on centos 6.5

I did this procedure before and I had a longer outage than I wanted. This time, we are doing it without taking down the old server with a very slight outage for just a few minutes.  I also use front end non zimbra MX mail servers

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Registrar Domain Name Transfer

Registrar Domain Name Transfer

This use to be a very simple process but in recent years steps have been added to prevent numerous abuses.  Unfortunately, we now have a process where registrar’s intentionally hold up legitimate transfers which is the point of this short note.

Recently I received an email from one of my current

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Zimbra 32 to 64 bit migration

 

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Verifying your Hosting Connectivity

Verifying your Hosting Companies Connectivity

Recently I purchased a value VPS (virtual private server) from a company on the east coast. I won’t identify them because it doesn’t matter but I was interested in them because they were using vmware products and a value VPS in this configuration is rare.  Before signing up, I called and

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Beating Domain Poachers at their Own Game

Beating Domain Poachers at their Own Game

Recently, I received an email from a 3rd party alerting me that they were going to auction off swimalberta.com and a link where I should click to bid on this link.  I did a whois lookup and found that the domain had 2 days left in its 60

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Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

I hadn’t given this much thought recently but a post on the NANOG mailing list had a question from someone attempting to deploy a GSLB as a solution.  I had played with doing this briefly in 1999 and wasn’t very impressed with the concept at the time.  My reasons were

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Not All Domain Registrar’s are the Same

Just say no to Cheap Registrars

Until recently I have had very little experience with some of the “so called” cheap registrars.  I say “so called” because they in fact are almost never the cheapest solution.  If you want inexpensive then places like 1&1 Internet Inc. tend to be closer to ICANN cost when it

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Windows 2003 NTBackup Scheduling

Windows 2003 NTBackup Scheduling Anomalies

I admit that I don’t spend much time with microsoft windows computers but today I found myself helping a small business with their backup strategy and I am not amused. They had hired a consulting firm to build, install, and configure a file server for their office network.  It appears to

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