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    Default Vote: Hot Backups for FOSS?

    We've been pondering something, and would like your input. At Zimbra, it's important to us that your data is safe, regardless of edition.

    If you're an Open Source Edition user, would you consider purchasing the hot backup module as a separate add on? Live/Hot Backup and Restore.

    Yes or No

    If Yes, please indicate the price you'd think it would be worth. Make us a deal This doesn't include support.

    Also, please indicate the following when posting:

    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

    If you do not wish to post the above information, you can also e-mail it to feedback@zimbra.com
    Last edited by administrator; 03-10-2008 at 06:13 PM.

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? 4000
    2. Region? EUROPE
    3. OS? Debian Etch
    4. How important is support? Not Important
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? No

    price : 0,5€ by mailbox

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    A thousand times yes. I had a small OEM license, and I uninstalled it earlier this week because I needed more users. My site is around 15 users. A flat fee of $150 seems reasonable for the software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaPrismon View Post
    A thousand times yes. I had a small OEM license, and I uninstalled it earlier this week because I needed more users. My site is around 15 users. A flat fee of $150 seems reasonable for the software.
    1) 11-24
    2) Americas.
    3) CENTOS
    4) Not important
    5) No. I just finished evaluating NE, and decided that OSS was sufficent for my needs. The only thing that made me think twice about keeping NE was the backup support. But I have 15 users, none of them paying, and it's a enthusiast server, so I can't afford it.

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    Default Limited backup

    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? 500+ in 4 servers
    2. Region? EMEA
    3. OS? Fedora/CentOS
    4. How important is support? Not Important
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? No
    6. Any questions, comments, suggestions Limited backup should be included, full backup with price

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    Default Nah ...

    Backup is a tool that should be included. I consider this a basic function. Which mysql already has a hot tool called mysqldump. combine that with a script and you are good.

    Sorry ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podilarius View Post
    Backup is a tool that should be included. I consider this a basic function. Which mysql already has a hot tool called mysqldump. combine that with a script and you are good.

    Sorry ...
    Do you have a WORKING hot backup solution for FOSS???? Have you tried a restore? Does it work on a per mailbox basis?

    BTW: I don't expect to get a per mailbox backup/restore for cheap money - if I really need this I buy NE. But having a hot backup for DR should be part of FOSS. My budget for a hot backup for the whole server would be 50$ per year.

    Cheers
    Andre

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    Default Nope

    Quote Originally Posted by fisch09 View Post
    Do you have a WORKING hot backup solution for FOSS???? Have you tried a restore? Does it work on a per mailbox basis?

    BTW: I don't expect to get a per mailbox backup/restore for cheap money - if I really need this I buy NE. But having a hot backup for DR should be part of FOSS. My budget for a hot backup for the whole server would be 50$ per year.

    Cheers
    Andre
    Sorry, No, I am not actively working on one. Passively maybe. My Zimbra is not the final destination of my email. All I need is a snapshot once fully configured and working.

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server? 2
    2. Region? Europe
    3. OS? CentOS
    4. How important is support? Not important as the community is great
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? No, but purely down to what is offers over the FOSS version
    6. Would be willing to pay $150 per year, especially if the hot backup could automatically write it to another server for storage

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    1. How many users do you have on your Zimbra server?
    $$ Depending on the customer womewhere between 2 and 50
    2. Region? Americas/EMEA/APAC
    $$ Europe
    3. OS? Redhat/SUSE/Ubuntu/Mac OS X/Fedora/Debian/CentOS/Other:_____
    $$ Ubuntu/Debian
    4. How important is support? Very Important/Important/Not Important
    $$ Important but not needed often. I'd be willing to pay a fee on a per incident basis, like one can do with Microsoft for say 100 Euro - 150$
    5. Would you consider licensing Zimbra Network Edition instead? Yes/No
    $$ NO
    6. Any questions, comments, suggestions
    $$ NE is TOO pricy for small shops like my customers, a full MS SBS setup is cheaper for 5 users or comparable in price for more users, buthen you get the full SBS package also.

    A hot backup functionality would be very much appreciated for the OSS edition.
    Serge van Ginderachter
    Ginsys

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