This week I tried to backup my zimbra server to prepare me for a crash situation.
I'm using ubuntu 8.04 and the zimbra version is the latest freeware.
1- I did an image with clonezila (after creating the users)
2- Send some emails, create some contacts and some meetings (just to test)
3- Backup the folder /opt/zimbra/store and the mysql database with the software Mysql Administrator
4- "Crash it" (or simply restore you harddrive with clonezila's image)
5- After restoring, delete the folder /opt/zimbra/store and replace it with your backup that should be daily (or whatever you want)
6- Restore the mysql database using the software Mysql Administrator (this must be after the step 5)
Ok, so, I know that the free version should not be backed up without stopping the server and I should not touch the database. But in fact this works...Did I have luck or this is suppose to work??