View Poll Results: FOSS Vote: Would you consider purchasing Hot Backups for the FOSS Edition? How Much?

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server?
    About 1000 (secondary school including staff and students)

    2. Region? Americas/EMEA/APAC
    Europe, UK

    3. OS? Redhat/SUSE/Ubuntu/Mac OS X/Fedora/Debian/CentOS/Other:_____
    Ubuntu

    4. How important is support? Very Important/Important/Not Important
    Not Important. We're a secondary school working on a shoe-string budget so we do most things ourselves when we can and use open source where possible.

    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? Yes/No
    No. Mainly cost reasons (see 4).

    6. Any questions, comments, suggestions
    I think the majority of OS edition users would welcome a Zimbra-approved, official and featureful method of backup.
    Last edited by webman; 03-12-2008 at 06:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Only 45 votes?
    Hopefully everyone's voting! If we don't see much interest from the FOSS community, we probably won't peruse it.
    Looking at the number, it seems some users answered the thread but did not vote (I've seen additional posts to the thread but the number still are 56 and 10).

    Be sure to vote (first page of the thread) !

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? (25-50)
    2. Region? UK
    3. OS? Fedora
    4. How important is support? Important
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? Only when MS have gone away!!

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    Default Vote Hot Backups for FOSS

    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? 100
    2. Region? Asia
    3. OS? Fedora 32/64 Redhat
    4. How important is support? Very Important
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? No

    First I do want to say this should be done for free. I totally agree with #26

    I would also be interested in paying a one time fee for hot backups. And I also suggested that zimbra should also consider the price for one off fees for NE

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    Default Hot Backups

    I would love to see Hot Backups in the FOSS version. I have one customer who use the free version and another that is considering Zimbra. Both of these customers come from sendmail and are not used to paying for email and frankly don't want to. I think I could convince them to pay a small amount for hot backup. We don't really need single mailbox functionality but need it mainly for disaster recovery.

    Thanks

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? 11
    2. Region? US
    3. OS? Fedora 7
    4. How important is support? Not (Forums are great)
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? No

    I can take downtime for backups - I have a script on cron that does an adequate job with little downtime. However I really think backup should be part of the FOSS version. I shouldn't have had to write a script for this.

    I DO agree that pay for add-ons of connectors might make more sense. I sync my e-mail to my Blackberry using POP from the service RIM provides, but it would be nicer to have a full connector.
    - Mick Smothers
    Memphis, TN USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? (1-2, 3-10, 11-24, 25-50, 50-100)
    2. Region? Americas/EMEA/APAC
    3. OS? Redhat/SUSE/Ubuntu/Mac OS X/Fedora/Debian/CentOS/Other:_____
    4. How important is support? Very Important/Important/Not Important
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? Yes/No
    6. Any questions, comments, suggestions
    Yes I would purchase backup as an add-on.
    1. 25-50 users
    2. N. America
    3. CentOS 5.1
    4. Important if something breaks!
    5. Not at this time due to costs.
    Pricing:
    I would prefer a flat one-time fee to get the backup add-on. If not possible, then a yearly fee would be fine. no more than $5/user for me or $250/year for up to say 250 users.

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server?
    2. Region?
    3. OS?
    4. How important is support?
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead?
    Since our site finally caved and decided to buy the NE version, I'm not sure my opinion matters much, but had we stayed with FOSS, we'd consider buying the hot-backup as a fall back, but we're a large site and I don't consider the "one backup file per user" backup scheme to be a scalable solution. But here would be the answers to the above question, had we gone FOSS

    1. 70,000
    2. Canada
    3. Solaris
    4. Depends on whether you open the source for the hot-backup
    5. Already did.

    Price: $1000 (that's about what we pay for per-server licenses for NetBackup clients)

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    Default Thanks Everyone!

    Everyone: Voting has now ended.

    Thanks for your notes and feedback on this idea.

    We're going to review your thoughts and feedback, and make a decision.

    If you have anything to add, or have any suggestions, feel free to shoot them to feedback@zimbra.com

    All the best,
    The Zimbra Team

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