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    Default Open source backup recovery

    I have copied my old opt/zimbra file and would like to just recover the old email.

    What folders in opt/zimbra are email please?

    this is a ubuntu 6.06 server build.

    thanks, JR

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    Well /opt/zimbra/store but you need the databases along with it to tell you who owns what folder, where the mail is at, etc...

    Hence why the open source backup method is to make a copy of the entire /opt/zimbra. -And why there's a paid version with excellent backups

    So fill us in on the situation-can you get two servers up and running to do an imapsync etc?
    Last edited by mmorse; 08-27-2007 at 09:21 AM.

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    my old server is running, but not thru the guis, I did an MTA relay same as host and smoked it. I guess I could do an imap synch if I understood it.

    the MTA command causes a java error. I am not able to change MTA.

    I have /opt/zimbra file but I m worried that if I do this in total, just replace the new zimbra directory, the previous configuration will come into new build hurting it.

    I have important emails I need to get in the old /opt/zimbra

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    So you can send and recieve mail using a thick client? Just not the web-client interface?

    If they have separate names/IP's & your just doing this with a few accounts:
    Open thunderbird and drag folders between the 2 servers.

    If you don't want to mess with IP's/DNS & still a few accounts:
    Power up the old 'box' (or if we're not talking 2 machine here the old /opt/zimbra), copy the mail to a local foler in thunderbird, shut down old box, power up the good server, transfer back the mail.

    For a larger number of users-If they have the same IP/DNS entries:
    Your going to have to change the ip address assigned to one of the boxes; better yet do the entire imap sync by ip adderss and not names.
    Because I don't think you want to be messing with ZmSetServerName right now...
    An imapsync example: User Migration - ZimbraWiki
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