Upgrading from Cyrus 1.6.24
tarjei at nu.no
Thu Aug 5 07:48:35 EDT 2004
On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 20:58, Cristian Thiago Moecke wrote:
> Ok, but what if I dont have another box to do that? ;-D
> I just have a new and bigger hard disk, so I plan to unplug the old
> HD, set up the new freebsd and cyrus in the new HD, and then spent some
> time in the migration of the mail files. I would do it at nightm and
> warn the users that the server will be not avaliable, no prlbems with
> that. But is it possible do make that upgrade?
> This script that you are talking about will copy the emails by the
> ethernet if I understood, using the imapd, so i need two boxes to do
> it... ther isn't another way, so I can do it using just the same box?
As long as you can start the old server on the new freebsd install, you
can just start one of the servers (the old or the new one) on a
different port and then copy between them.
Also, you can use another box for setting up the new serverhd, migrate
and then move the new harddisk into the old box.
> Thanks for the answer
> Cristian T. Moecke
> >On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 19:55, Cristian Thiago Moecke wrote:
> >> Hello all!!!
> >> I have an email server with FreeBSD 4.4 using Cyrus 1.6.24. Another
> >>person instaled it a logn time ago, many administrators used it and
> >>never changed it and now i am the administrator of this server. I realy
> >>think I NEED to upgrade the FreeBSD, and i would like to upgrade the
> >>email server as well... I read some things about cyrus, and it looks
> >>like many things changed from 1.6 to the last version. My question is:
> >>What kind of trouble I can have in the upgrade process? How should I
> >>proceed to upgrade without data lost? Any especial recomendations?
> >Yes, set up another box with a new version of cyrus and spend some time
> >learning the different inns and out of a cyrusserver.
> >Then make a script to copy over the mail via the imap-protocol. There
> >are a few scripts on the net the you may use.
> >How do you plan to do authentication? Expect sasl to be the part you
> >might have the greatest time configuring.
> >> Cristian T. Moecke
> >> Florianópolis - SC - Brasil
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