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    Default Hot backups (full & incremental) help

    Hi,

    I am planning to take Hot backups (full & incremental) on my zimbra network edition with 50 mail boxes.I didn't understand the following syntax

    Perform a full backup of all mailboxes on server1 to target at /mnt/disk.

    zmbackup -f -s server1.domain.com -a all -t /mnt/disk

    By default backup will be performed under /opt/zimbra/backup directory if i don't want to change this i don't have to menction -t /mnt/disk option.If want to store this backup in different location i can give another directory called -t /backup(for example)

    Is it correct or i am missing something

    thanks for your help

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    It's the target backup location (the default is <zimbra_home>/backup).
    I used to symlink or mount /opt/zimbra/backup to another location; however as of 4.5.6 you can change that default in the admin console backup tab; aka the graphical interface for setting:
    zimbraBackupTarget
    z
    imbraBackupReportEmailSubjectPrefix
    zimbraBackupReportEmailSender
    zimbraBackupReportEmailRecipients
    These we're added in RFE: Bug 12442 - Backup/restore: add support for notification

    Is this backup going to be in addition to the scheduled full & incremental backups? (aka another cron/manual?)

    The default full backup is scheduled for 1:00 a.m., every Sunday. The default incremental backups are scheduled for 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. This is the recommended schedule to have incremental backups run daily and a full backup run weekly. By default, backups older then a month are deleted on the first of each month at 12 a.m.
    See zmschedulebackup if you would like to modify this schedule.
    Last edited by mmorse; 09-04-2007 at 10:13 AM.

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    thanks for your reply.If i want to take backup in compressed format like tar.gz what option i have to do because i want to save some space in my hard disks

    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    It's the target backup location (the default is <zimbra_home>/backup).
    I used to symlink or mount /opt/zimbra/backup to another location; however as of 4.5.6 you can change that default in the admin console backup tab; aka the graphical interface for setting:
    zimbraBackupTarget
    z
    imbraBackupReportEmailSubjectPrefix
    zimbraBackupReportEmailSender
    zimbraBackupReportEmailRecipients
    These we're added in RFE: Bug 12442 - Backup/restore: add support for notification

    Is this backup going to be in addition to the scheduled full & incremental backups? (aka another cron/manual?)

    The default full backup is scheduled for 1:00 a.m., every Sunday. The default incremental backups are scheduled for 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday. This is the recommended schedule to have incremental backups run daily and a full backup run weekly. By default, backups older then a month are deleted on the first of each month at 12 a.m.
    See zmschedulebackup if you would like to modify this schedule.

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    zmbackup -z (and whatever other arguments you wish)
    -z zips the email blobs, then tar that whole backup folder itself as you desire

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    Thanks for your reply.If i want to receive an email whenever there is backup fails how do proceed with this

    Thanks for your help

    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    zmbackup -z (and whatever other arguments you wish)
    -z zips the email blobs, then tar that whole backup folder itself as you desire

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