ZCS Administrator Guide 7.2.1
ZCS Administrator Guide 7.2.1
Open Source Edition

Managing ZCS Configuration > Backing Up the System

Backing Up the System
Backing up the mailbox server on a regular basis can help you quickly restore your email service if there is an unexpected crash. You should include backing up the ZCS server in your system-wide backup process. Only full backups of the ZCS data can be created.
Before backing up the ZCS data, all servers must be stopped. To stop the servers, use the CLI command, zmcontrol stop. After the backup is complete, to restart the servers, use zmcontrol start. See Appendix A, for more information about these command.
To restore the ZCS data, you must delete the existing data and then restore the backup files. The servers must be stopped before restoring the data.
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