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    I am looking at backup solutions for Zimbra OSE. As it doesn't have a built in automated backup I thought I would try IMAPSync as a cronjob. At the moment I am in the test face. I have a physical server (which hope to make go live) and a virtualized zimbra (using virtual box). Both using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have come up against a problem as regards to IMAPsync. I googled the issue and found a link saying it was a bug. Admittedly this bug is for Fedora rtaher than Ubuntu. I was wondering if anyone knew of a way around it? I appreciate this is an IMAP Sync issue as opposed to Zimbra.

    What I am doing so I don't need the users passwords is I set up a imap_user file with domains and users. Then I have a separate file which uses the administrators password. in the file we have the following:

    . /opt/Zimbra_Scripts/imap_users #if in the same folder as imap_users e$

    for ((i = 0 ; i < ${#users[@]} ; i++ ))
    /usr/bin/imapsync/imapsync --noauthmd5 --syncinternaldates --subscribe \
    --host1 --user1 ${users[$i]} --authuser1 <admin_user> --password1 <admin_password> --ssl1 \
    --host2 --user2 ${users[$i]} --authuser2 <admin_user> --password2 <admin_password> --authmech1 login --authmech2 login --debug --ssl2


    nb. I have replaced the admin username and passwords for this forum for security reasons ;-) I know I don't need to state that

    The error I get from running this script is: Undefined subroutine &IO::Socket::SSL::set_ctx_defaults called at /usr/bin/imapsync/imapsync line 2176

    The version of Zimbra I am using on both is: 8.0.6
    The version of IMAPSync is: 1.580
    The version of Ubuntu Server is: 12.04 LTS
    Not using Apparmor
    RAM used on virtual machine is 1GB on a 4GB host
    The phsyical server which we want to put live has 8Gb RAM
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    phoenix is offline Zimbra Consultant & Moderator
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    IMAPSYNC is not a ZCS backup solution, it is only a backup for user email and you don't get any of your server configuration - necessary if you want to perform a disaster recovery. Why don't you take a look at some of the backup solutions in the forums and wiki, there's even a 'hot backup' available in the forums IIRC.


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