Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Error with NAS

  1. #1
    Drox is offline Intermediate Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Error with NAS

    Well I was able to get Zimbra up and running on our production server and the installation went smoothly. I have zero problems with the setup right now except for the fact that we decided to have a NAS device for storing all of the emails. We chose to go with Linksys NSS4000 which may not have been the best choice.

    After getting Zimbra running properly I tried to mount the NAS to the email server by putting this line in /etc/fstab:

    *IP of NAS*:/email/store /opt/zimbra/store nfs defaults
    *IP of NAS*:/email/redolog /opt/zimbra/redolog nfs defaults
    *IP of NAS*:/email/backup /opt/zimbra/backup nfs defaults

    Unfortunately the NSS4000 does not allow a root account to log into it so I get a Permission denied message. I was able to mount it using CIFS though by typing the following:

    mount -t cifs //*IP of NAS*/email/store/ /opt/zimbra/store/ -o user=*admin account*

    This seems to work fine in that it does not display any error messages when I enter the command. However it does pretty much kill Zimbra. About a minute after I enter the command I can no longer access Zimbra via the web interface for the user or Admin.

    Does anyone know what is causing this issue?
    Can if use a CIFS mount for what I am trying to do?
    What NAS devices have been used successfully in the past?

    Hopefully someone can help me out.
    Release zcs-6.0.7_GA_2473.F7.20100616200740 FOSS edition

  2. #2
    uxbod's Avatar
    uxbod is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    8,017
    Rep Power
    24

    Default

    Couple of questions :-

    1) When ZCS goes into a bad state can you still navigate to the mountpoint or has it gone state ?
    2) Is the NAS point-2-point or on a switch ? If on switch is it VLANd ?
    3) What speed is the switch ?

  3. #3
    Drox is offline Intermediate Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by uxbod View Post
    Couple of questions :-

    1) When ZCS goes into a bad state can you still navigate to the mountpoint or has it gone state ?
    2) Is the NAS point-2-point or on a switch ? If on switch is it VLANd ?
    3) What speed is the switch ?
    1) I am not entirely sure I understand your first question. I am still able to get to the share of the NAS after I mount it if that is what you are asking. Zimbra dies but can still see the share
    2) It is currently on a switch in our test environment which is basically a small linksys 5-port switch. So no VLAN's, etc.
    3) 10/100
    Release zcs-6.0.7_GA_2473.F7.20100616200740 FOSS edition

  4. #4
    Drox is offline Intermediate Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    22
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    Well I tried to mount a cifs share on a windows server. I am able to mount it successfully but get errors when trying to send emails and import.

    Here is the error log:

    Code:
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [3180]: ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638 Version 5.0
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [3180]: Creating / starting worker thread
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [3180]: Dispatching work to worker thread
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Worker thread started
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Work arrived...C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst ddubois@chemtool.com
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Using default store
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Logging on to zimbra server (email.company.com:7071)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Replicating folder hierarchy
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: /
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (root)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 880
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Deleted Items
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (trash)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Skipping this folder and children
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Deleted Items
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Inbox
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (inbox)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Inbox
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Outbox
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 261
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Outbox
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Sent Items
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (sent)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Sent Items
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Calendar
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (calendar)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Calendar
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Contacts
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (contacts)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Contacts
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Journal
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 260
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Journal
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Notes
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 262
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Notes
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Tasks
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (Task)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Tasks
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Drafts
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (drafts)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Drafts
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Junk E-mail
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Detected special folder (spam)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Junk E-mail
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Help Desk Tickets
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 881
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Help Desk Tickets
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Archive
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 882
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Archive
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Entering folder: Remote Facilities
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Handling user-defined folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Folder exists on zimbra - fid is 883
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Child folders will be processed
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder Remote Facilities
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (FR): Leaving folder /
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Importing messages
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Progress log is: C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\fcb2aa40b97b190bd2e4c1c5d323a737_Outlook.status
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Zimbra::MAPI::MailboxScanner::Scan. calling NamedProps::Init() using the root store folder
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Zimbra::Mapi::NamedProps::Init. NamedProps::Init() succeeded!
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: Starting mid scan
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: mid scan ended
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(0)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(1)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(2)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(3)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(4)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(No Date) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(5)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:20:32 -0000) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(6)
    05-11-2008 14:45:15 [4020]: (MI): Batch Adding Message d(Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:32:49 -0000) fid(882)
    05-11-2008 14:45:16 [4020]: (MI): Batch Added Message rid(7)
    05-11-2008 14:45:16 [4020]: (MI): Executing batch request
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): Got response (985 ms)
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - error(s) detected in the server response
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP request  was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\1-request.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP response was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\1-response.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): Rid 0 failed: (service.FAILURE) (system failure: Error While Delivering Message)
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): The MAPI message was logged to C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\1-0000000012d97bc18700ff4599eba305c6e6baff649c2400.msg:
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP request  was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\2-request.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP response was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\2-response.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: Request Failed, uploaded file is saved as: C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\fe64dff2-ea59-4385-923f-21d308ed2971-5d4aed9e-e58b-47b7-84d0-b9e6bc1ba62e.eml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): Rid 1 failed: (service.FAILURE) (system failure: Error While Delivering Message)
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): The MAPI message was logged to C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\2-0000000012d97bc18700ff4599eba305c6e6baff64fc2300.msg:
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP request  was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\3-request.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP response was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\3-response.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: Request Failed, uploaded file is saved as: C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\fe64dff2-ea59-4385-923f-21d308ed2971-7fc2352e-376e-4309-b906-6c143cb582d4.eml
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): Rid 2 failed: (service.FAILURE) (system failure: Error While Delivering Message)
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): The MAPI message was logged to C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\3-0000000012d97bc18700ff4599eba305c6e6baffc45d2300.msg:
    05-11-2008 14:45:17 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP request  was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\4-request.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI): ERROR - The SOAP response was logged to:  C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\4-response.xml
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Request Failed, uploaded file is saved as: C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ZCSPSTImportWizard-5.0.10_GA_2638\fe64dff2-ea59-4385-923f-21d308ed2971-344d3768-e47e-4e3e-bf24-a815a6aec4b3.eml
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Clearing internal progress log entries
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Entries cleared
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Deleting mapi folder list
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Error while importing PST C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst: error_threshold_reached. Error limit reached
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Too many items failed, exiting
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI): -------------------------------------------
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI): -------------------------------------------
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Import stats
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI): -------------------------------------------
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI): -------------------------------------------
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Number of items attempted    : 8 items
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Number of Errors             : 4
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Number of Warnings           : 0
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Import duration              : 2 seconds
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Import Throughput            : 4 msgs/sec
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Total data bytes transferred : 312678 bytes
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Data throughput              : 1250712 bits/sec
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Number of batches            : 1 batches
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Avg num items per  batch     : 8 items
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Min num items in a batch     : 8 items
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Max num items in a batch     : 8 items
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Avg bytes per  batch         : 312678 bytes
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Min bytes in a batch         : 312678 bytes
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Max bytes in a batch         : 312678 bytes
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Quickest batch request       : 985 ms
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: (MI):     Slowest  batch request       : 985 ms
    05-11-2008 14:45:18 [4020]: Worker thread exiting
    Any ideas?
    Release zcs-6.0.7_GA_2473.F7.20100616200740 FOSS edition

  5. #5
    LMStone's Avatar
    LMStone is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    477 Congress Street | Portland, ME 04101
    Posts
    1,368
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Both the /store and /backup directories make use of hard links, which cifs doesn't support.

    Zimbra's documentation also discourages the use of NFS, though others on the forum here report success.

    What we have done for cost-conscious, smaller self-hosted Zimbra installs (on HP servers) is to get a 6402 SCSI RAID controller, an MSA30 JBOD enclosure, and a bunch-O 10K U320 SCSI disks--all used on ebay.

    For less than the cost of that Linksys, you can get a terabyte of high-performance RAID6 or RAID10 local storage. Configure one or more disks as hot spares and you've got automated disk failover too.

    Now, you can put /opt/zimbra/backups and your HSM stores on the JBOD no problem.

    If you want to put your current store on the MSA30 disks, just get 15K drives instead.

    Hope that helps,
    Mark

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Backup to NAS - NFS or SMB?
    By quietas in forum Administrators
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-04-2008, 01:23 PM
  2. Save emails on NAS
    By Drox in forum Installation
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-02-2008, 07:35 AM
  3. Backups to NAS via CIFS Failing Intermittently
    By LMStone in forum Administrators
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 05-14-2008, 06:17 AM
  4. NAS and CIFS
    By ronnyek in forum Administrators
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-14-2006, 09:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •