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    Default Cold-Standby Server, possible?

    Hi Folks,

    I have zimbra server 7.1.1 configured on CentOS 6. And I am planning to build a Cold-standby server for any exigencies. Now my idea is to build another host on hypervisor and keep cold-standby.

    Now I have following questions and would like to see the zimbra Guru's comments

    1] Since this is open source, is it a good idea to keep server Cold-standby?

    2] How can i replicate the data, I am thinking that configuring twice a day

    3] Would rsync /opt/zimbra directories keep them in sync?

    4] Is there any other method available for syncing between cold-standby and Production server?

    Any other suggestion is welcome.

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    There are some threads here covering this. Just search for cold standby.

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    if this is only single server setup, you could try live sync method described in https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Server_Live_sync

    basically, the mirror server will rysnc to live server if there any changes on mailbox, mysql and/or ldap every specified time

    hostname or atleast zmhostname on both live and mirror must be the same, manual intervention needed to bring up mirror server and reconfigure A record on DNS.

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    Yes, this is single server setup and this may be useful to me. Let me try digging further.

    Thanks for pointing this out.

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