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    Default [SOLVED] Recover of single user mail

    Hi, there is a way to recover a single mail "accidentally" deleted from a user? (from zimbra backup or from a full file system copy)

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    I needed to do this recently...
    - we use FOSS
    - restored backup to temporary directory
    - grep'd words from the subject line of the email (or body)
    - sent .msg file found from grep to the user

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmiv View Post
    I needed to do this recently...
    - we use FOSS
    - restored backup to temporary directory
    - grep'd words from the subject line of the email (or body)
    - sent .msg file found from grep to the user
    so there isn't a way to "pull" the message back in user mailbox?

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    What version of ZCS are you using ?
    Code:
    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v
    If you are using the NE version you could restore the individual mailbox to a different account name and then just forward the missing email to the original user.
    Code:
    su - zimbra
    
    zmrestore -ca -a account@company.com -pre restore
    
    the resulting mailbox would then be called restoreaccount@company.com
    Last edited by uxbod; 11-03-2008 at 01:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    What version of ZCS are you using ?
    Code:
    su - zimbra
    zmcontrol -v
    the last (maybe) one. 5.x

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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    if you are using the NE version you could restore the individual mailbox to a different account name and then just forward the missing email to the original user.
    Code:
    su - zimbra
    
    zmrestore -ca -a account@company.com -pre restore
    
    the resulting mailbox would then be called restoreaccount@company.com
    yes but how to restore a backup version of the filesystem without couse trouble to other users? i think that zmrestore need the full zimbra filesystem in the "correct" path; non only a copy in a restore dir... or not?

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    As already asked are you running the FOSS or NE version of ZCS ? In your original post you say "from zimbra backup" which would imply you are running NE ?
    Last edited by uxbod; 11-03-2008 at 01:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glimpse79 View Post
    the last (maybe) one. 5.x
    Do, please, post the full output of the command that you've been asked to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    As already asked are you running the FOSS or NE version of ZCS ? In your original post you say "from zimbra backup" which would imply you are running NE ?
    i'm running open source edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Do, please, post the full output of the command that you've been asked to run.

    Release 5.0.10_GA_2609.UBUNTU8 UBUNTU8 FOSS edition

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