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Old 3rd February 2010, 16:45
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Default How to go about migrating from ISPConfig 2 to 3

Hey everyone,

I'm thinking more and more about creating a new virtual machine for ISPConfig 3. Right now I'm running ESXi on my server and have ISPconfig 2 installed on it with around 10-15 domains and 20-30 email accounts.

How should I go about migrating from ISPconfig 2 to 3, while maintaining all of the user accounts, passwords and emails and domains?

I don't really mind manually re-entering things like domains and DNS info, but the thing that I definitely cannot lose from the old server is the email addresses, emails and their passwords (simply because I cannot manually re-create them).

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Old 3rd February 2010, 22:17
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I will be very interested in an answer too

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Old 3rd February 2010, 22:22
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I'm afraid that you are left with the manual moving of the files. Ispc2 and 3 are not compatible because they are two totally different systems.

You need to re-create all the users and emails but both ispc 2 and 3 are using Courier so it is possible to move emails between servers.

I'm in process to migrate one of my iscp2 servers to ispc3 and alot of stuff needs to be re-created but the data can be moved between servers.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 22:24
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and what about the passwords ?

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Old 3rd February 2010, 23:13
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Passwords need to be re-created as well because ispc3 uses virtualusers that are not stored and treated as unix users. They are all stored in database.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 23:33
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Can we somehow use the /etc/shadow or /etc/passwd file to recreate the passwords?
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