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    Default HELP Just Deleted Bosses account

    Is there any way to get it back. I erased what I thought was an alias of his and his account disappeared.

    Release 6.0.7_GA_2470.RHEL4_20100610221057 RHEL4 FOSS edition.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    i'm guessing you never do backups?

    long story short: no

    short story long: the account is easy enough to recreate. if you knew what his ID was before, maybe you could salvage the mail store files from /opt/zimbra/store using some sort of ext undeleted like extundelete: An ext3 and ext4 file undeletion utility . Ultimately all your structure would be gone though because the folder structure is stored in a db that was deleted too. so the best you could hope for would be to inject whatever emails you could recover straight into his recreated inbox

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    That is what I was afraid of. I have a good backup of the store folder. Does any one know of a quick way to go through those?

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    what do you mean go through them? zmlmtpinject can take a directory as an argument if thats what you're asking.

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    Just did a little reading on the command. Did not know exactly how it worked thought I would have to go through each file and inject it.

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    If you have a recent backup, I'd suggest recovering the system on a temporary machine (Virtual Machine for all intensive purposes), extract the data from his account on the temporary machine using the GetRestUrl, copy it over to your production server, and import it into his account using PostRestUrl.

    That's all I got...

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    Thank you all for your help. I am now in the process of injecting his emails back in. It takes a little work but at least he did not loose them all.

    Thank you again.

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