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FeraTechInc 14th May 2013 12:29

ISPConfig Import Email Config Tool
I'm trying to at least migrate the e-mail configuration from an old server to a new one.

New config: Ubuntu 12.04 x64 ISPConfig
Old Server: Ubuntu 10.04 x64 ISPConfig

I'm using the Tools>Import>ISPConfig 3 mail

It keeps saying eigther can't connect or login failed.

Also, I signed up for membership. I'm sorry I haven't been contributing more to the project.

tahunasky 15th May 2013 11:47

Have you set up a remote user on the old system ?

FeraTechInc 15th May 2013 12:40

Ahh you were right... was just trying to use the admin user.

So now the problem is that the only thing imported was the domain name and settings that's it.

No e-mail mailboxes or anything else.

tahunasky 16th May 2013 01:34

Under the remote user you created on the old server did you tick the check boxes for items you want to be able to export from old server to new server ?

This is the list:

Server functions
Client functions
Domaintool functions
Mail domain functions
Mail domain alias functions
Mail mailinglist functions
Mail user functions
Mail alias functions
Mail forward functions
Mail catchall functions
Mail transport functions
Mail whitelist functions
Mail blacklist functions
Mail spamfilter user functions
Mail spamfilter policy functions
Mail fetchmail functions
Mail spamfilter whitelist functions
Mail spamfilter blacklist functions
Mail user filter functions
Mail filter functions
Sites cron functions
Sites database functions
Sites Protected folder functions
Sites FTP-User functions
Sites Shell-User functions
Sites Domain functions
Sites Aliasdomain functions
Sites Subdomain functions
DNS zone functions
DNS a functions
DNS aaaa functions
DNS alias functions
DNS cname functions
DNS hinfo functions
DNS mx functions
DNS ns functions
DNS ptr functions
DNS rp functions
DNS srv functions
DNS txt functions
OpenVZ VM functions

FeraTechInc 16th May 2013 05:28

yes I remember thinking why there wasn't just a select all function.

I went through and clicked each one. Is there a conflict between versions possibly?

till 16th May 2013 12:21


Originally Posted by FeraTechInc (Post 297286)
yes I remember thinking why there wasn't just a select all function.

I went through and clicked each one. Is there a conflict between versions possibly?

Yes, thats possible. You should consider to update the old system before you run the import as it assumes that you have the same data structure in old and new server and the data structures can change between ispconfig major releases.

FeraTechInc 16th May 2013 12:39

Is there any chance of breaking the system doing the upgrade? Is there a special method for the version I have?

till 16th May 2013 13:17

There is always the possibility to break something during a update, but that normally does not happen. I recommend to install available update regularily.

You should make a backup of /etc/, /usr/local/ispconfig and the dbispconfig database bafore the update so you can roll back the old install in case of a failure.

As you missed to install many updates on the old server, I recommend to install the update first and then the update.

Almnahal 7th November 2014 09:09

Import Email Configuration Error
When I go to import the email configuration from the older server to the new one I get two errors:
invalid userid
invalid groupid

I can find no reference as to which userid and groupid is invalid. Also none of the logs reflect this error.

Any help?

P.S. I have both servers running the same version of Ispconfig. I have checked all the boxes on the remote user of the older server.
However older server running apache, newer server running nginx. I can find no major userid or groupid differences in the passwd and group files.


Almnahal 7th November 2014 20:18

Import Email Configuration Error - Resolved
Found the issue. Even though I dont use it on the older server, a client must exist on the newer sever to import email configurations.

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