We have a virtual slice containing a Zimbra installation. Since the slice has limited space, Zimbra's backups are copied every night to a larger backup server. The other day I got a request to restore a mailbox on 3/17.
When I went to copy the backup file from 3/17 to the slice, I filled up the disk, causing Zimbra to crash. To make room, I'll have to remove one of the backups that is currently on the slice (we keep a week's worth on the slice just in case). Our server admin says this will cause Zimbra to try and recreate the removed backup, filling up the disk again.
So my question is: is there any way to to a restoration from a backup file that isn't on the same server as the zimbra installation? And do I need to include just the nearest full backup or do I need to include all backups since that point for Zimbra to do a proper restoration?