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    Default How to backup user mail?

    In order to backup Zimbra,we only know to backup the whole Zimbra directories.We want to know if there is some other way to backup userís mail only.If it can do so,we can import the userís mail to the mail server(maybe this is new mail server),and the userís mail will not be lost.But how can we make it?Can you give us some advice pls?

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    What can i do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkg039 View Post
    What can i do?
    Search the forums or read the wiki?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Search the forums or read the wiki?
    Backing up (Open Source Version) , Can i backup incremental data ?
    I see on your link , it's full backup.


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    There's no backup 'tool' provided in the open source version, so it's a tricky question.

    You can backup the entire /opt/zimbra folder, as you have seen, and that would equate to a 'full backup'. You can perform a sort of incremental by rsync'ing the /opt/zimbra to somewhere. So if you stop zimbra, rsync and restart, then only changed files will be copied. This is reasonably stable and you can script it easily so it's done each night, but I'd recommend a full refresh of the destination folder weekly to ensure that it stays 'good'.

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    If you use rdiff-backup instead of rsync (as Dirk just said), you'll be able to do incremental backups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    There's no backup 'tool' provided in the open source version, so it's a tricky question.

    You can backup the entire /opt/zimbra folder, as you have seen, and that would equate to a 'full backup'. You can perform a sort of incremental by rsync'ing the /opt/zimbra to somewhere. So if you stop zimbra, rsync and restart, then only changed files will be copied. This is reasonably stable and you can script it easily so it's done each night, but I'd recommend a full refresh of the destination folder weekly to ensure that it stays 'good'.
    Rsync is answer of incremental backup data on Zimbra open source version.

    Dirk, thanks you so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klug View Post
    If you use rdiff-backup instead of rsync (as Dirk just said), you'll be able to do incremental backups.
    Klug , thanks your guide.
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    BTW the Network Edition has excellent live full & incremental backups & multiple restore methods - you can restore an individual account down to an exact second of time (NE backup doc Compare ZCS Editions).
    Plus, it's not immediately apparent that you're on FOSS so http://www.zimbra.com/forums/announc...r-profile.html

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