Well, not quite as I had hoped (but close!). The backup failed as desired, but the notification of its failure was not in its expected place in this morning's email task.
Originally Posted by bisi
Normally a "ZCS Backup Report: SUCCESS" (or FAIL due to insufficient disk space) message goes to email@example.com.
The /opt/zimbra/log/mailbox.log shows the backup failing for the desired reason, and it shows a message being delivered (via lmtp) to firstname.lastname@example.org (on the Zimbra server). Logging on as admin to check the mailbox shows the failure message there (see below).
The monitor@ address that we have been using is entered in the Configuration->Global Settings->Backup/Restore section of the Zimbra administration console.
First question, why don't all the backup/restore messages to to the designated address (monitor@...)?
Second (and more important question), what's the best workaround for making sure the messages do go the desired monitoring address? I have entered a forwarding address in admin's email config, but I'll have to wait thru another iteration to find out if this works for this failure scenario (during normal operation). I doubt I've thought of all the alternatives.
(backup failure message delivered to email@example.com)
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 1:00:09 AM
Subject: zmbackup for mail.client.com failed
Error occurred: Invalid backup target: Backup target /opt/zimbra/backup is not writable