Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Recovering email for a single user from backup (Community Edition)

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    10

    Question Recovering email for a single user from backup (Community Edition)

    I have a user who has had all of her email spontaneously disappear. I think it is caused by Thunderbird, because the logs show what looks like manual deletion of every message. (I truly don't believe that she would have deleted them herself.)

    I still need to figure out what is happening, but I also want to try and recover the emails. I have nightly backups (created using the Shutdown / LV / copy method). However, those were really only intended for disaster recovery. I don't have an extra server to set Zimbra up on.

    Is there any practical way to extract messages out of a complete Zimbra backup without installing it? For example, by setting up just a MySQL server and extracting the messages from the DB (if they're stored in the DB).

    Barring that, I could attempt to recover it on a VM on my desktop, but that is an awful lot of work!

    I'm running 5.0.16 FOSS.
    - Phil DeJarnett

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    30
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quick update, it turns out she had checked the "Delete messages older than 60 days" option. So, at least I now know what caused it! (I don't use Thunderbird myself.)
    - Phil DeJarnett

Similar Threads

  1. Restore specific network edition backup
    By sdemeyer in forum Administrators
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-07-2008, 09:04 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2008, 11:56 AM
  3. Zimbra Install Problem - getDirectContext
    By bsimzer in forum Installation
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-19-2007, 10:12 AM
  4. Fedora Core 3, Clean Install - Not working!
    By pcjackson in forum Installation
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-05-2006, 06:38 PM
  5. Network edition - strange behavior
    By goetzi in forum Installation
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-16-2005, 02:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •