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    ratatapa is offline Intermediate Member
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    Default Need help adding space to Zimbra

    Hello everyone, got Zimbra Network Edition 8.0.0 running on Ubuntu 12.04 here.

    Everything was setup by my boss but he<s gone on vacation and left me no info so i'm kinda scared and i need help


    Zimbra is installed on VMware 5.1 ESXI with 2 volume on 2 datastore

    the /boot is on datastore 1 and the mailbox, backup etc is on datastore 2.


    Datastore 2 got like 100gig left and it's gonna be filled soon, so i need to expand disk 2


    Can someone give the detail steps on how to augment my space for backups and mailboxes please on the datastore 2 (i got enough space like 1.8 TB left but boss allocated 500gig for the mailboxes) I would like to add maybe another 500gig to the current installation

    PS. I don't wanna format or erase anything

    Please help me

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    Hello ratapa,
    if the datastore 2 is already mounted you can add a volume via admin console.

    Select your server and add a volume under the "Volumes" tab.
    Here you can find a description of how volumes work:

    http://www.zimbra.com/docs/ne/8.0.2/...ml&single=true

    Regards

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    ratatapa is offline Intermediate Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by alessandro.motta View Post
    Hello ratapa,
    if the datastore 2 is already mounted you can add a volume via admin console.

    Select your server and add a volume under the "Volumes" tab.
    Here you can find a description of how volumes work:

    http://www.zimbra.com/docs/ne/8.0.2/...ml&single=true

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    Ok so tell me if i<m right here

    1) Power Off Zimbra
    2) Add a new HDD in VMWare from Datastore 2
    3) Power on Zimbra
    4) Mount the drive in Ubuntu
    5) In Volume click add
    6) Give it a name
    7) Give him the path of the mount folder
    8) Tell him Principal or alternate Data (secondary) ?

    So my questions

    a) What do i say in point 8
    b) Will Zimbra count Principal + Secondary Volume? Aka my client will still be able to access all their email that will be stored on both volumes?
    c) Do i need to reconfigure backup to add the 2nd volume to it?
    d) How will Zimbra know when to go to Sec volume, when primary is full or i can tell him ignore prim and use sec?

    Thanks

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    alessandro.motta is offline Trained Alumni
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    As described in the link i provided earlier:

    Message volumes can be created, but only one is configured as the current volume where new messages are stored. When the volume is full, you can configure a new current message volume. The current message volume receives all new messages. New messages are never stored in the previous volume.

    So when you add a volume and you set it as primary the emails will be stored there.
    The "Secondary" volume type is used by HSM, which is not what you need i think. You can find a description here:

    HSM - Zimbra :: Wiki

    Regards

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