I'd like to know how I can save my emails from a botched upgrade.
First of all, I did everything wrong (late at night, didn't do backup before starting upgrade, didn't read release notes!!)
So, I'm on sles9 (now upgraded to 10). I tried installing zimbra 5 for sles10 on sles9 (I know, this is dumb but like I was saying I was having a very blonde moment!)
The upgrade got errors about halfway into the procedure. By then it occurs to me to read the notes about sles10. It says version 5 MUST run on sles10 - now I realize I'm in trouble.
Then I realize I didn't do backups before upgrading. I have the backups over-write every night so I have no historical backups (can't go back a week).
So, the only backups I have are from the botched upgrade.
All I'm really concerned about are the emails (no docs). zimbra uses cyrus - I've seen (and done) restores to cyrus on other mail servers. It's not that hard.
So, my question is the following:
I was running 4.5.5. If I install this again (clean) and make the users I need to restore - can I take the cyrus emails and put them back to those users and run a reconstruct? Where does zimbra place the cyrus users' data? On a clean sles9 install, cyrus puts email data at /var/spool/imap/user/...
Under the user directory are all the cyrus email accounts with their email data.