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    Default 4.5 /opt/zimbra/backup dir

    Seems like a new directory has found it's way into /opt/zimbra/backup called 4.5.0_GA. I checked the admin guide for info on it, but didn't find it.

    Wondering if can be deleted after the upgrade/install to 4.5?

    Thanks.

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by slally View Post
    Seems like a new directory has found it's way into /opt/zimbra/backup called 4.5.0_GA. I checked the admin guide for info on it, but didn't find it.

    Wondering if can be deleted after the upgrade/install to 4.5?

    Thanks.

    Sean
    AFAIK, it contains the full/incr backups prior to your upgrade... Though also, AFAIK, they are not compatible with 4.5...

    My .02...

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    err.. any particular reason? (i'm hoping not

    this was clogging up so much disk space i had to delete it.

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    Too much space is also why I'd like to delete it. I haven't had time to take a good look at it yet.

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    Are you both using the NE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabetenor View Post
    Backups are indexed and stored in the databases. If you simply remove them, then you could have problems.

    Please review this article:
    http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?tit...ckup_Procedure

    Then, you might want to query to see how many backups are in there by running:
    zmbackupquery

    It will display how many are in there.

    To make things easier, you just might want to run a:

    zmbackup -del 1d

    That will delete any backups that are older than 1 day. That should free up some space.

    john
    Not to contradict, but I think the folder everyone is referring to is the backup folder that gets generated during the 4.5.x upgrade. It includes all backups prior to the 4.5 release. My understanding (and I could be completely wrong) is those backups don't do squat for you once the system is upgraded and can be safely removed since they aren't in the 4.5.x backup index.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slally View Post
    Seems like a new directory has found it's way into /opt/zimbra/backup called 4.5.0_GA. I checked the admin guide for info on it, but didn't find it.

    Wondering if can be deleted after the upgrade/install to 4.5?

    Thanks.

    Sean
    Yes, as long as you have safely upgraded this directory CAN be deleted.

    Whenever the Backup format changes, the previous backups are invalidated and the installer moves them out of the way. We purposely don't delete them in case the upgrade fails and someone didn't archive off to a separate location.

    The same is done for the redolog directory.
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    Sweet. I'll delete it then.

    First time I've seen an upgrade create a directory in there.

    Thanks for the follow up.

    Sean

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