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    What directory(s) and files should I be backing-up for emails, addresses, server settings and Zimbra Desktop settings. I may need to move everything to a new PC. Thanks.

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    Looks like c:\Zimbra contains all the software too... I don't need to back that up since it can be reinstalled. What directories contain my Zimbra Desktop settings , related email data and actual emails? Thanks.

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    See the links
    Mainly store, derby, index, redolog.
    Last edited by mmorse; 10-02-2008 at 01:07 PM. Reason: *spelling 'store' not 'story'

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    I don't see anything about directories to backup in the links you included ...

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    c:\Zimbra\zdesktop\store etc....

    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    Options include:
    -Backing up drive:\zimbra\zdesktop
    -Backing up just user data directories like derby, store, index, redolog, etc.
    -It's also a good idea to keep the installer handy in your backup.
    -Using the alpha backup solution: Setup > Account > Manage Data > Export
    -Visiting http:// localhost:7633/home/user@domain.com/?fmt=tgz

    (or 'zip' if you don't want to include metadata - though you'd have to import via other methods if you choose zip - see ZCS-to-ZCS Migrations » Zimbra :: Blog)

    I should stress the alpha nature of the export/tar function, minor mail store corruptions like a missing blob, size mismatch, or 0 byte db entries can cause a tar operation to halt prematurely/you’ll notice missing data. A few issues with the tar formatter have been corrected for 5.0.10 / available in the next release of Zimbra Desktop.

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