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Thread: zmrestore from ZCS 5.0.13 to ZCS 6.0.8

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    Default zmrestore from ZCS 5.0.13 to ZCS 6.0.8

    I have a single live unit and have also set up a dev cluster suite. The live unit is on ZCS 5.0.13 and the cluster was set up and a backup was restored initially with ZCS 5.0.13 and now upgraded to 6.0.8.

    Before cutover I would like to then restore a last incremental and full backup from the standalone to the cluster but was wondering if there will be any issues doing a zmrestore?

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    Welcome to the forums,

    Self quote:

    We’ve always recommended that: “After upgrade, you should run a full backup immediately as changes in this release invalidate all old backups.” It’s still good advice to have a fresh full, but there’s always the infrequent need to get data from an older minor version backup without throwing up a temporary machine. Well, with 5.0.x we aimed to make restores compatible across patch releases (i.e. an older 5.0.x backup, not a prior 4.5.x backup – major version restore is this RFE). There was a bug about zmrestore not handling database schema changes, but that’s fixed in 5.0.5 and later – so backwards compatibility for restore is now theoretically possible. And we’re also looking to put icing on the cake by adding a conversion tool to upgrade backups themselves to allow restore on later ZCS versions.

    Recent Admin Backup Tidbits – Part 1 » Zimbra :: Blog

    Certainly can 'try it' but don't be super disappointed if it doesn't work, as bug 15750 is still open afterall. (ie: Might have to put 5.0.13 back on the dev setup if you need to get at that particular backup in the test area.)

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