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    Question [SOLVED] Restore single account from backup

    Hi everyone

    I need to restore a particular folder of e-mail for a user who decided to delete and then empty their trash
    I've been informed it's very important (so I don't know why they deleted it)
    I do try and urge users to never empty their trash and just wait for the server retention settings to kick in but clearly I was ignored.

    I'm running the standard Zimbra backup schedule... daily incrementals then a full backup every Saturday 1 AM or something.

    The way I'd like to do it is to restore the user's account to a new temporary account, then move the particular folder over into their current mailbox.

    Is it possible to restore one account into a new account? (Different usernames)

    Is it even possible to restore individual accounts from a backup?

    What's the best way of doing this?
    Any comments/suggestions?

    I'm running Zimbra 6.0.7_GA_2473.RHEL5_64_20100616202447 CentOS5_64 NETWORK edition

    Cheers, B
    My Zimbra Bugs Wishlist: 16411, 24567, 35676, 36430, 37770, 41872, 43733, 44384, 46383, 47759
    And a way to associate mailto: handlers with a Zimbra Prism webapp

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    Yes, backups from Network Edition can be restored for a single user. Probably the easiest way is just to go through the admin console.

    You can also do it from the command line on the server: Restoring Data

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    Is it possible to restore to a different/temporary account?

    I don't want to overwrite what the user has been doing today, just want to grab that single folder (and the sub-folders)
    My Zimbra Bugs Wishlist: 16411, 24567, 35676, 36430, 37770, 41872, 43733, 44384, 46383, 47759
    And a way to associate mailto: handlers with a Zimbra Prism webapp

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    Yup! In the second window of the restore wizard, it asks if you would like to preserve usernames or add a prefix. When you add the prefix it creates a new account and restores to that.

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    Outstanding!!!
    It's not bad this Zimbra!!

    Thanks for the help
    My Zimbra Bugs Wishlist: 16411, 24567, 35676, 36430, 37770, 41872, 43733, 44384, 46383, 47759
    And a way to associate mailto: handlers with a Zimbra Prism webapp

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