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    Default How to backup user database only

    I search on wiki and google, there're many way to backup all Zimbra but I want to ask how to backup only user account database? there're so many user that I can't make it again....so is there a way I can backup only account database??may be don't need mail for that account, just information about account like user name and password???

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    It would be useful if you were to update your profile so we know which version of ZCS you are running please

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    well, thanks for your advice, I'm using Zimbra Collabration Suite zcs-5.0.9_GA_2533.RHEL5.20080815132719 on CentOS 5.2 64bit (I also update my profile as well)

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    well if you do just a ldap dump you'll have most all the account information. Keep in mind that passwords are only one way hashed. So you would have a backup of hte password hash, but no way to actually see what the passwords are.

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    I'm sorry but I don't get what're you talking about? I don't know what's "ldap dump" means, is it a tool or a command to backup user database? can you tell me more detail about how to backup database of Zimbra. My situation is this :

    - I've installed Zimbra and create many user in that, but it works unstable, so I want a whole new again, but the most things trouble is the account I created, I've spent 7 days to create it, and now I truly don't want to create it again >.<.

    So what's your advice, I'm very appreciate your kindness....

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    hello, anybody here.....??

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    Hello,

    do you have some new about it, I want to know too, how can I backup and restore the users account only

    best regards

    Marcelo

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    hello, anybody here.....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvg View Post
    do you have some new about it, I want to know too, how can I backup and restore the users account only
    User backup & restore (for users mailboxes) is a feature of the NE version of Zimbra and not available for the OSS version. To backup the user data (i.e. User information stored in Zimbra) then do a dump of LDAP as mentioned earlier. There are several threads in the forums that have discussions of user backup/restore, search for them.
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    you can use zmslapcat (located in /opt/zimbra/libexec) to dump the ldap database. that will contain all the user accounts. there is no simple restore method from this but it could be done i'm sure by parsing all the fields and generating a zmprov createaccount statment

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    Thanks

    for your response, yes with zmslapcat we can get the user information, will not easer to parse the data but will be possible I think :-), but zmprov createaccount with plain text password and from LDAP data we can't get it, are there other way to create user account with crypted password (from LDAP).

    What is I'm trying to do is a per user backup script, in conjuntion with zmmailbox

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