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    Question [SOLVED] Changing the Backup Path

    Good Morning All,

    I wanting to change the path of where the backup saves the files to, but when ever I change it, it changes back to the default of /opt/zimbra/backup each and every time I leave that part of the menu. I've had a look thru the forums and other doco and they just say, change it to what you want. I'm sorry but that does not work

    I'm sure there is a "zm" command I need to run to set the new target, but I cant find it anywhere, please can some one help ? Just to let you know I'll be setting the path to a directory with is using autofs to save it to my SAN, so it is backed up on the RAID system.

    Thanks

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    have u tried symlink /opt/zimbra/backup to what ever directory your SAN is mounted to?

    I am using that method and everything is running fine


    eg:
    # ln -s /opt/zimbra/backup /mnt/san-backup
    Last edited by scalper; 05-07-2007 at 03:35 AM.

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    Thanks for that, I did the mid afternoon yesterday and have just checked it this morning and it works. Thanks for the help.

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    I was able to insert my mounted usbdrive as my backup target in the admin UI and as of checking it a minute ago it was working fine.

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    Look at the date of this thread-The backup tab in global settings is a new development.

    He was talking about entering it in the path bar of the backup list area.

    The old method was: Changing Backup directory and General Information - ZimbraWiki

    As of 4.5.6 the backup tab allows for setting:
    zimbraBackupTarget
    z
    imbraBackupReportEmailSubjectPrefix
    zimbraBackupReportEmailSender
    zimbraBackupReportEmailRecipients
    These we're added in RFE: Bug 12442 - Backup/restore: add support for notification

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    -Added the note about the new tab/attributes to the wiki doc

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    Oops...sorry bout that...

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    Hello,

    I'm having the same issue mentioned in the initial post, I change the path in the Backup Tab and it just reverts to default once I leave the tab.

    I also checked to see if I could change the setting using zmprov, but the only settings in there are:

    /opt/zimbra/bin/zmprov gacf | grep zimbraBackup
    zimbraBackupReportEmailRecipients: admin@somewhere
    zimbraBackupReportEmailSender: postmaster@somewhere

    Have I missed something? Do something wrong?

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    I figured this out.

    I was on the wrong location.

    Tools / Backups

    I found the correct location to change the backup target

    Configuration / Global Settings / "Backup/Restore"

    All this is in the Admin GUI

    and it works :-)

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