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    Default Creating redundancy by moving the mail store to another server

    I have Zimbra Open Source running on a ESX with the message store also on the same VM. I would like to move the store to a FreeNAS server and from there do some rsync redundancy to another hard drive....

    Is that possible?

    The mail server look on another server storing the message store?

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    you mean move /opt/zimbra/store ? without the db it wouldn't be very useful.

    i wouldn't use nfs mounts for zimbra, but if freenas can do iscsi, or you use nfs at the esx level and just create a virtual disk on freenas that would be fine.

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    I would recommend to have a redundancy backup for all of Zimbra data (/opt/zimbra) folder, not for message store only.
    Why you donīt just put your /opt/zimbra in the NAS ?
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    It's pretty obviuous... let's the storage do the work..

    And, of course.... do your backups.

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    Thanks guys, ill work on this tomorrow I am really out of my element here. I told someone at work I have some linux exp and now I've been told to make a email server and we are using it as our primary system... just need a great backup and redundant solution.

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    So suggesting that I mount the FreeNAS volume in the ESX using over nfs.
    Then connecting that to the mail servers VM and mounting it and backing up the /opt/zimbra folder and the other message store /media/store1 as well to the new volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiZiM View Post
    So suggesting that I mount the FreeNAS volume in the ESX using over nfs.
    Then connecting that to the mail servers VM and mounting it and backing up the /opt/zimbra folder and the other message store /media/store1 as well to the new volume?
    Read the second paragraph in this article: NFS Support - Zimbra :: Wiki
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix View Post
    Read the second paragraph in this article: NFS Support - Zimbra :: Wiki
    Do you have any suggestions or links to suggestions about a solid backup solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiZiM View Post
    Do you have any suggestions or links to suggestions about a solid backup solution?
    There is a whole page of OSS Backup solutions on the wiki and several threads in the forums that also cover different backup solutions.
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