It would seem it is possible to be inundated with backup solutions for Zimbra Open Source Edition and still manage to muck it up. In the course of attempting to upgrade/reinstall a ZCS 5.0.25 for Ubuntu 8.0.4 I managed in a fit of infinite wisdom to move the files to a USB drive before wiping the hard disk. I did not properly tar up the folders first and the FAT32 drive of course does not support the symbolic links and permissions.
I have searched for this problem in the forums and haven't had success in finding a clear solution. When I try to follow the restore methods laid out in these forums I am running into odd errors. I did manually restore the symbolic links in the topmost directory. I have installed ZCS 5.0.25 fresh and then replaced the /opt/zimbra folder.
The specific error message I am currently up against on attempting to start up Zimbra services is:
/opt/zimbra/bin/zmlocalconfig: line 53: exec: java: not found
Followed by some other messages. I'm a bit frustrated because I have the message store intact. If there is a manual method for importing the message store for each individual user, this is a possibility. The install is only about 12 users with around 4 GB total messages.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.