ISPConfig Import Email Config Tool

Discussion in 'General' started by FeraTechInc, May 14, 2013.

  1. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  2. tahunasky

    tahunasky New Member

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

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  4. tahunasky

    tahunasky New Member

    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
  5. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    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?
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  7. FeraTechInc

    FeraTechInc ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

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

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  9. Almnahal

    Almnahal New Member

    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.

    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014
  10. Almnahal

    Almnahal New Member

    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.
  11. wjk940

    wjk940 New Member

    Is this tool appropriate for importing from to 3.1.1p1? I have the 3.1 manual; however, it says little about the tool.

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