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    Hello..We have a Zimba NE commerical version 5.0.16 with about 100 users. The backup directory for this is in /opt/zimbra/backup. I would like to redirect the backup to a Windows Share to be picked up by the windows based backup software. I am sure I can mount windows share from the ZImbra box but is it best to change the ZImbra backup to dump directly to the windows share OR should I use something like Rsync?

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    Dave

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    Why not install Samba and share that directory directly out to your Windows server ?

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    Thanks much...I could try that but I thought I read somewhere that backing up directly to a share such as NFS or Samba is not a good idea. If that is good then I will set that up. I was wondering if others were doing this as well.

    Also, does the backup back up everything I would need to get Zimbra backup and running from a crash? Basically, assuming a serious hardware issue I could recreate the VM from a snapshot and restore from the Samba share?

    Thanks again'
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    The backup (assuming its backing up all accounts and there were no errors) should be all that you need to get back up and running.

    I usually include the most recent version of the Zimbra NE download and a few other directories (scripts and such) but that should do it.

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