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    cjm51213 is offline Active Member
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    Hi Folks,

    I am running zcs (ose) 8. What are good way to backup? What needs to be copied? Obviously the MySQL database, but I suspect there is more.

    I need to consider two options:
    1. bare metal backup, which is easily done with a disk image copier like dd
    2. data backup for restore of data to prepared and running CentrOS server.


    Advice and caution welcomed.

    Thanks for your help,

    Chris.

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    Did you look at any of the threads in these forums that cover "backup" or any of the articles in the wiki on the subject?
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    Bill


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    Hi Bill,

    Of course I did. The threads in the forum are all requests for help, and I found none that answered my questions, and the Wiki article was overly complex and general talking about creating a dummy installation... Seems like it is not really this complicated. For example, can I periodically create a dd image on my disk and then do correct backups of the data in the index and the store (MySQL?) Is this sufficient? Then can I reconstruct a running zimbra from those pieces? Can I use rsync to keep the mail traffic current on a hot stand-by?

    Thanks for the help,

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm51213 View Post
    Hi Bill,

    Of course I did. The threads in the forum are all requests for help, and I found none that answered my questions, and the Wiki article was overly complex and general talking about creating a dummy installation... Seems like it is not really this complicated. For example, can I periodically create a dd image on my disk and then do correct backups of the data in the index and the store (MySQL?) Is this sufficient? Then can I reconstruct a running zimbra from those pieces? Can I use rsync to keep the mail traffic current on a hot stand-by?

    Thanks for the help,

    Chris.
    Hello Chris,

    You have to recognize that you didn't have give details about yours deployments.

    Zimbra , as you surely know it's complex and require every bit backed up regarding.

    No, you have to have cold backups to salvage and recover a running zimbra instance.

    Of course, i'am refering about FOSS.

    ccelis

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