We are evaluating changing Thunderbird for ZD for 40 PCs and 50 Macs.
ZD seems a good system and it will be good that it integrates with with the Zimbra Mail server we have.
There are a couple of issues though, that would stop us from considering the ZD implementation. I see there is a beta version of ZD2 and would like to know if the following is possible.
1. With Thunderbird, we place the data files on the network. In that way, any time we do a network backup, all the email files get backed up. Is it possible with ZD to select where the data files are stored? ( Both thunderbird and outlook allow this even for multiple users on the same machine). Although it increases network traffic, we find that it is more secure to store the data on the network rather than locally.
2. The FAQ says that before you take a backup of the data files, the ZD service needs to be stopped. Is this still the case? If so, this is a major oversight i feel as in a large installation you cannot afford to go machine by machine stopping the service and doing individual backups. This should be part of the software and not left for third parties to create a zimlet for.
Are these 2 requests something that is being conidered by the zimbra development team?
Please let me know the answers and your views.