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robm

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Hi Everyone,

I currently run a (very) small Kerio config servicing a handful of users. Now that my VMware infrastructure is in place, I was interested in kicking the tires of the Kerio Linux VM.

I'm an old Windows guy, but I'm very interested in Linux as a platform, thus the interest in using this as a learning opportunity etc (I can easily fall back on the Windows VM if required).

I would much appreciate any thoughts, comments and other insight into what's involved in planning and doing the migration (eg. can I restore the Kerio backup created on the Win platform under Linux?). Any thoughts (or links to helpful sites) on what's typically involved in managing CentOS Linux vs Win 2003 would be appreciated.

Finally, I checked the docs on the Kerio site for one specifically related to the Linux VM, but didn't see anything ... perhaps this info is hidden in the Admin manual?

Thanks in advance,

Rob
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anthony.somerset

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the only differences really are

file paths
/opt/local/kerio/etc/etc/etc compared to c:/kerio/etc/etc/etc

and install routine both are well documented

if you are migrating from one system to another the biggest pitfall is paths, they are not automatically updated if you use the kmsrestore function you have to manually edit the config file

other than that the admin interface is still the same Razz

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robm

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anthony.somerset wrote on Thu, 03 September 2009 17:35
the only differences really are

file paths
/opt/local/kerio/etc/etc/etc compared to c:/kerio/etc/etc/etc

and install routine both are well documented

if you are migrating from one system to another the biggest pitfall is paths, they are not automatically updated if you use the kmsrestore function you have to manually edit the config file

other than that the admin interface is still the same Razz


Many thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that the admin interface is the same ... it would be a little daunting moving straight to a cmd line(!)

PS: Would I need to jump through the same hoops to install my SSL cert on the Linux VM, or will this somehow be magically part of the backup? (I'm assuming not...)

Thanks,

Rob
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anthony.somerset

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i would still run the admin utility from your win machine but the linux admin client is for all intensive purposes the same (provided you have a gui installed

if you are starting from a vmware appliance you probably will have to migrate your ssl certificates over but it shouldn't be too difficult

basically if you move your mailstore over plus a few config files and the certificates to the right places (and edit the config files for the mailstore directory then you wont go wrong really, there are a couple of other forum topics here that have a bit more in depth issues about switching from a win vm to linux

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robm

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Thanks for the feedback Anthony.

Regards, Rob
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One more thing to think about would be if you use NTLM authentication.

If you do, then you cannot use the linux version as it does not support this.

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