Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 lost Zimbra

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Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 lost Zimbra

Postby viz_supp » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:18 am


I am trying to upgrade my Ubuntu to the latest version (already running Zimbra 8.7.1) but having problems.
There is not a lot of documentation that i can find regarding this upgrade, so i have been following some similar documents that i can find:


The issue i am having, after a successful Ubuntu upgrade Zimbra will not reinstall / detect the old installation.
- I download Zimbra 8.7.1 for Ubuntu 16.04
- Extract and run through the install with .\install.sh -s --skip-activation-check

All the documents i have found say that the installer should prompt for an Upgrade - this is not the case.
The installer does not locate any of the old Zimbra installations:


Am i doing something wrong? Is this expected behavior? how do i get my Zimbra reinstalled with config / mailboxes etc intact?



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Re: Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 lost Zimbra

Postby vchong68 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:37 am

On Ubuntu 14.04 with Zimbra 8.71, here is a quick way to upgrade to 16.04.
1) Shutdown zimbra.

2) Do_release_upgrade on term1.

3) When prompted on disable 3rd party repo, immediately open another term2 to edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zimbra.list to leave the 2 lines uncommented.
deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.zimbra.com/apt/87 xenial zimbra
deb-src [arch=amd64] https://repo.zimbra.com/apt/87 xenial zimbra
now can close term2

4) Continue the upgrade process on term1 until before reboot

5) Edit /etc/network/interfaces, replace eth0 with ens32.

6) reboot

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