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    Default thunderbird w/ lightning - can't connect to calendar

    OK this has been working for a long time up until today. I believe its a zimbra issue. I can't get to connect to my calendar at all..i get this error message.:

    descripion of error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [calIItemBase.icalComponent]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: file:///home/bwilliams/.thunderbird/dv51s956.default/extensions/%7Be2fda1a4-762b-4020-b5ad-a41df1933103%7D/js/calIcsParser.js :: ip_parseString :: line 117" data: no]

    all I did was to manually delete an item using the zimbra web interface. and now the connection using thunderburd and lightning is not working. I tried reinstalling thunderbird and still a problem. I can see other peoples calendars by the way. People who share their calendars with me i can see them..I just can't see my own. Help Help Help. this is driving me nuts.

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    Default this is a zimbra calendar issue.

    I just tried with another user account and every thing worked fine. So this is something with my own zimbra account. What should be my initial approach to solving this? any ideas?

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    When you re-installed Thunderbird did you delete your mozilla profile?

    Also what version of Lightning are you using?
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    Default fixed but new problem...

    i'm not sure. I removed the .thunderbird folder from my home directory. But I just got it fixed. I recreated my account on zimbra and it worked. However I forgot to save my mail and guess what...its all gone...My next problem is..how do I recover this deleted mail I would imagine that Zimbra being used in so many place would have some sort of recovery system in place for not so great decisions like mine a few minutes ago. How can I recover mail from a deleted account.?

    I am using the most recent version of lightning (0.5) provider(0.2.1) and thunderbird (2.0.0.6)

    -B
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    If you were using pop3 and had Thunderbird set to remove from the server after X amount of days you might be out of luck. If you are using IMAP it should still all be on the server. In either case do you have a recent backup of your account?
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    Actually, if by "recreated my account on Zimbra" ikiini means he deleted the account on the Zimbra server and re-created it, the mail is probably NOT there

    I understand you can restore mailboxes from the NE edition (I think; I don't have it) but the only documentation I have ever seen for restoring in Open Source involves restoring the entire backed-up folders of a complete Zimbra install. This is useful for disaster recovery--disaster being defined as server dying, not as in the manmade disaster of a deleted mailbox

    For that, my best guess (and it'll be a pain) is that you'll need to restore your backup onto another box, and then use either IMAP sync or else a client like Tbird logged onto both accounts, to move the messages over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwmtractor View Post
    Actually, if by "recreated my account on Zimbra" ikiini means he deleted the account on the Zimbra server and re-created it, the mail is probably NOT there

    I understand you can restore mailboxes from the NE edition (I think; I don't have it) but the only documentation I have ever seen for restoring in Open Source involves restoring the entire backed-up folders of a complete Zimbra install. This is useful for disaster recovery--disaster being defined as server dying, not as in the manmade disaster of a deleted mailbox

    For that, my best guess (and it'll be a pain) is that you'll need to restore your backup onto another box, and then use either IMAP sync or else a client like Tbird logged onto both accounts, to move the messages over.

    Dan

    yep this is what I did...I removed the account then added a new account. Damn Damn Damn so I will ahve to get the complete back up back do it on a new box and copy mail from there ha...that really sucks...I guess that by by to my mail.. is there any other way I can get this done? I can't set up an entire server to get my mail back..I need to find somewhere to do it and thats not to easy seeing that we have a lot of other peoples mail on there as well...anyother suggestions out there? if not Dan, how dificult is this going to be? I imagine the backups being reallly huge.



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    "how difficult" actually has two answers. . .as far as figuring out WHERE to set it up, if you're a small business like we are that's tricky. You might consider a virtual machine on VMWARE or VirtualPC or something of that sort. . . But since this'll never be a production server, a machine that is too slow to handle real mail traffic (or web clients) could still work as an IMAP client for one user (you) as long as you have the hdd space.

    The actual process of restoring one of these backups isn't all that hard--I have done it after screwing up a couple of times. As you no doubt know already, the Open Source backup is basically a copy of everything in /opt/zimbra. Basically you:

    1) Set up a dummy version of your server using the EXACT SAME version of Zimbra that you were running when you did the backup (that is, you install it using the same binary--good reason to keep your current binary handy).

    2) Copy the entire contents of your backed up /opt/zimbra over top of the real /opt/zimbra that you just created by doing the setup.

    Yes, it can be pretty big; I have about 30 mailboxes ranging in size from a little bit of nothing all the way to a couple of 375-MB behemoths (don't ask) and my backup file--tarred and gzipped--is about 2.75 GB. But all it takes is time. . .and luck.

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    Actually it occurs to me that if you want to avoid the headaches of making your temporary server have different IPs on the same network (and that could be a real headache) you could set up your temp server on a standalone machine and network it with just your laptop/desktop PC (temporarily removed from the LAN entirely). Then you could use Tbird's local folders to copy your messages into from the dummy server, disconnect, reconnect to the live server, and copy them back into your IMAP folders.

    There'll be a certificate issue when you connect to the dummy machine if you're using SSL connections, but you should be able to do it. . .

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    Thanks a lot. I will not be able to attempt this for a while as the guy who runs the server is out of town for a while...May be I can call him to find out where things live and access parameters and hopefully get started on that. Thanks again for the suggestion.

    -B

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