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    Question Import to new installation

    I currently have zdesktop installed on a Windows computer and want to transfer it to a new computer running Linux.

    What I did:

    1. Export all data from Windows computer to tgz file
    2. Install zdesktop on Linux computer (latest version- 1.0.3, build 1691)
    3. Configured my Yahoo account on the Linux computer
    4. Imported data from tgz file


    After I've completed this, when I start the sync zdesktop downloads ALL of messages from my Yahoo account, so I end up having 2 copies of each message.

    Any advice will be appreciated.


    Thanks,
    -E-

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    Once you connect to the yahoo account on your (newly installed) ZD, it will sync with that account and there's currently no way to stop the sync. Isn't that what you want it to do?
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    Perhaps I wasn't clear in what I previously wrote:

    Let's say I have 10,000 messages in my Yahoo account stored on their servers.

    1. Windows client downloads the messages, a copy is still on Yahoo's servers
    2. I export zdesktop's data
    3. I import the data to a new installation
    4. I sync the account; Obviously I don't want to download the 10,000 messages again, as I already have a copy on the new computer- downloading them again will take a very long time

    I thought zdesktop somehow 'marks' the downloaded messages so that it doesn't download them again?
    Hope this is clears it up.

    Thanks,
    -E-

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    Bill,

    I'm guessing the OP was trying to avoid the time-consuming re-downloading via the Internet of the entire mailstore in favor of a much faster local disk copy.

    As you pointed out: "not currently possible", which is why the OP now has two copies of everything.

    Mark

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    Thanks Bill & Mark.

    Does anyone know if this will be possible in future releases? I must say this essentially makes the Import/Export feature a simple archiving tool (if using zdesktop to connect to a Yahoo account, perhaps it's different with IMAP accounts), which is nice- but doesn't really qualify as "Import", IMHO.


    Thanks again,
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    It's possible that a couple of the bug reports on the Product Portal page for V2.x would do what you want. Check the ZD 2.x page: Zimbra Product Portal and see if reports with 'import' in the title look like your scenario, if any do then you can vote on them.
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    -E-,

    If you find a relevant RFE or bug on the portal page, please do post here.

    We too find it annoying when brining on a new Outlook (non-Exchange) user to Zimbra who wants to keep using Outlook that we have to run the PST Import Wizard first to get the entire contents of their PST file onto the Zimbra server, and then after installing the Outlook Connector everything has be downloaded again fresh from the Zimbra server.

    Not a big deal for small mailboxes, but for multi-GB mailboxes we'll often instead take the PST file direct to the data center to do the PST import portion.

    Mark

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