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Where to go after CentOS [message #150609] Wed, 08 December 2021 05:14 Go to next message
kingswaygroup is currently offline  kingswaygroup
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So after many almost trouble free years of running Kerio Connect on a number of versions of CentOS Linux from v5 I am looking where to migrate to. I am thinking of trying Oracle's distribution as it is said to be very similar to the RHEL distribution and is free of charge if no support is required.

I am just wondering if others have made their choices and what they were.

Thank you.

David Green
T.K.G


David Green
Re: Where to go after CentOS [message #150612 is a reply to message #150609] Wed, 08 December 2021 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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kingswaygroup wrote on Tue, 07 December 2021 23:14
So after many almost trouble free years of running Kerio Connect on a number of versions of CentOS Linux from v5 I am looking where to migrate to. I am thinking of trying Oracle's distribution as it is said to be very similar to the RHEL distribution and is free of charge if no support is required.

I am just wondering if others have made their choices and what they were.

Thank you.

David Green
T.K.G
I've moved to AlmaLinux. RHEL compatible, built, like CentOS, from Red Hat source.

Sponsored by CloudLinux, which is, itself, a RHEL clone.

I've been happy with it, but I'm not a hard-core Linux guy, so I can't tell you for certain that it's better than Oracle or any other option.

The Alma team has one interesting tool they are working on. A way to upgrade from major version to major version (e.g. 7.x to 8.x) of RHEL-based distros.
https://almalinux.org/elevate

Cheers,
Jon
Re: Where to go after CentOS [message #150624 is a reply to message #150609] Sat, 11 December 2021 00:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Backspin is currently offline  Backspin
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I migrated most of the servers I manage to Debian. One server was already migrated to CentOS 8 when RedHat announced their plans and end-of-support of CentOS 8.
On this one I did an in-place migration to Rocky Linux. They even have script to do this: https://docs.rockylinux.org/guides/migrate2rocky/

But officially, Rocky Linux isn't a supported OS for Kerio Connect. Debian 10 is. I hope Rocky Linux will be added as a supported OS for Connect 8.4.



Re: Where to go after CentOS [message #150671 is a reply to message #150624] Wed, 15 December 2021 07:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
boisbleu is currently offline  boisbleu
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Same here. All of me servers are running debian. And they running smooth. Smile
Re: Where to go after CentOS [message #150820 is a reply to message #150671] Tue, 11 January 2022 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kingswaygroup is currently offline  kingswaygroup
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I ended up on Oracle 8 with the UEK kernel. So far so good.
Cannot say that the situation with GFI is the same. Nothing new on Google Insider or in this forum since Jan 1 2022.
Starting to think that it will be a year of going to O365 - ready or not!


David Green
Re: Where to go after CentOS [message #150896 is a reply to message #150820] Tue, 18 January 2022 21:12 Go to previous message
j.a.duke is currently offline  j.a.duke
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kingswaygroup wrote on Tue, 11 January 2022 13:29
I ended up on Oracle 8 with the UEK kernel. So far so good.
Cannot say that the situation with GFI is the same. Nothing new on Google Insider or in this forum since Jan 1 2022.
Starting to think that it will be a year of going to O365 - ready or not!
David,

When you are ready to migrate to 365, I'd recommend these tools:

IMAPsync (https://imapsync.lamiral.info/) for flawless e-mail migration.

Sumatra kCalReader for calendars, contacts, tasks & notes (https://sumatra.com/ and https://calendarservermigration.blogspot.com/2021/10/kerio-m ail-contacts-and-office-365.html) Fabulous experience with this team. 100% fidelity on the migration. I stumbled on them back in July and they worked to get to that 100%-lots of little bits of weirdness in calendar events that they found and dealt with.

Cheers,
Jon
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