ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
ZCS Administrator Guide 8.0
Network Edition


Zimbra Mailbox Server > Data Store

Data Store
The VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server data store is a MySQL database where internal mailbox IDs are linked with user accounts. All the message metadata including tags, conversations, and pointers to where the messages are stored in the file system. The MySQL database files are in opt/zimbra/db.
Each account (mailbox) resides only on one server. Each VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server server has its own standalone data store containing data for the mailboxes on that server.
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The data store maps the VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server mailbox IDs to the users’ OpenLDAP accounts.The primary identifier within the VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server database is the mailbox ID, rather than a user name or account name. The mailbox ID is only unique within a single mailbox server.
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Metadata including user’s set of tag definitions, folders, contacts, calendar appointments, tasks, Briefcase folders, and filter rules are in the data store database.
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Information about each mail message, including whether it is read or unread, and which tags are associated is stored in the data store database.
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