Migrating Openfire Instant Messaging Service

Jive Software’s community software organization Ignite Realtime has some great products available.  One of the best is the Openfire, a real time collaboration (instant messaging) server: it’s open source, based on the XMPP (Jabber) transport open standard for easy integration with other tools and clients, is actively developed and widely used.  For companies needing an instant messaging solution it has a lot to offer and I install it for quite a few clients.

I recently needed to move an installation using MySQL running on an Ubuntu server to a new PBX in a Flash (CentOS) server.  On Debian systems this is a breeze as the package is well maintained in the repositories, but on CentOS it’s a little more involved.  Here’s how I did it: Continue reading