Restore from Backup Conundrum
Here's the situation, it's complicated.
Server was dying rapidly. I back up to an external USB drive on Friday. All seemed to recover and worked all weekend. Server died about 4am Monday morning. Crap.
Bonus though, I had set up a desktop (purloined from a hapless user) with Ubuntu server and Zimbra. Poof, viola, instant mail server. Crappy, but it works while Dell builds me a new one.
Backups copying a 60gb tar.bz2 file takes a friggin long time over the network. (Craptastic desktop has fried USB ports, someone stuck crap in upside down. Note: beat user with LART later.) In the end the backup was restored by the end of the day. All is well. Slow, but functional.
As of today I managed to get the Monday backups off of the server. All is good there.
Here's persnickety bit (LOL, Firefox has persnickety in it's spellcheck dictionary). 1) Backups to USB were from Friday. 2) Server was restored with Friday backups on Monday. 3) All Emails from Friday after backup until server crash Monday morning are not live.
How would I integrate backup from last Monday into today's live server, all the while retaining both sets of data?
Better yet, if possible, can I also retain the current location so as to not have duplicate messages?
Mail | Dell 2950III | 2x Quad Core 5420 | 8gb RAM | 6x 146gb SAS RAID 0+1 | Red Hat 5.3 | Zimbra 6.0.10 Network Edition
Test | VMware ESXi Whitebox | Phenom II Black 3.2ghz | 12gb RAM | 6x 1tb SATA RAID 0+1 | CentOS 5.4 | FOSS, Not in use now