[Gllug] Linux migration in small businesses

Kilaru Sambaiah ksambaiah at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 13:56:33 UTC 2008

Hi Garry,
   Migration requires do you have in house admin? Is admin qualified to do
the work? Most of
   the time, his inability comes back as limitations.
   You are talking two things.
   a) Samba migration
   b) Exchange to Postfix
   Samba is a very stable software and much easier to migrate. I remember me
doing it around
   8 years back from Novell file server. If your admin can spend a week or
two he can migrate
   Postfix is secure product, but I like idea of using MailScanner. There
are problems using Mailscanner
   with Postfix.
   Why MailScanner? I prefer virus scanning with ClamAV (Free) or other
commercial Uanti Virus
   solutions for Linux. (If you go and ask vendor for anti virus for mail
server, they quote based on users. With
   MailScanner you can get any anti virus solution which runs on Linux and
no need to fork money based
   on users). You can integrate Spamassassin along with MailScanner.


On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Garry Heaton
<garry at heaton6.freeserve.co.uk>wrote:

> How easy is it to get small businesses (eg. 5-30 users) to switch from
> slow/failing Windows/SBS/Exchange servers to Linux SAMBA/Postfix
> equivalents? Anyone had much success in generating this kind of business?
> I'm referring just to the servers, ie. running Windows XP with Linux/SAMBA
> either within a workgroup or a domain.
> Garry
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