Thanks all for your answers.
I'm getting back on this issue. Let me be more specific :
I have 1 remote server which is my production Zimbra. Let's call it "server"
The install is standard, and I'm running ZCS 6.0.6 at the moment. I have around 30 accounts.
I also have an "office" server, which I can access physically. Let's call it "backup"
What I want to do is just replicate the content of
So inside of those dir, I would have the same tree :
accounts.xml sessions tmp
And inside backup:/backups/zimbra/sessions, I want to have all full and incr backups, i.e. those on server:/opt/zimbra/backup/sessions + those which have been deleted over time.
Currently, I'm using :
on "backup" :
rsync -aHvz server:/opt/zimbra/backup /backups/zimbra
Now, maybe I'm just reading wrong info from df and du commands, but those backups are really taking a lot of diskspace :
There's almost only zimbra in /opt (rest is less than 1GB).
root@server:/opt/zimbra/backup/sessions# du -hs *
root@server:/opt/zimbra/backup/sessions# df -kh
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md1 412G 124G 268G 32% /opt
root@server:/opt/zimbra/backup/sessions# du -hs /opt/zimbra
Why are those backups taking so much space ?
Over a year, it will eat 50*20GB, more than 1 TB of backups, just for less than 30 ppl ? Sounds a bit much.
I also recall seeing some 1 or 2 GB full backups a few month ago. Maybe using the wrong command ?
Anyway, as you can see, I'm loosing control over the situation (as I nearly have no more space left on my "backup" machine), so if you think I did something wrong, just tell me. For the record, I've got less than 1 year of experience on Zimbra, and my time is not fully going to it