Zimbra Open Source backup tru SSH, WINSCP?

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Zimbra Open Source backup tru SSH, WINSCP?

Postby rcbrei » Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:15 am

Good day everyone!

would like to ask if it is possible to copy the whole /opt directory using this method without any issues? for backup and restore purposes

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1. telnet using putty
2. stop zimbra services
3. sftp using winscp
4. from winscp, copy the whole /opt directory to PC

anyone tried this kind of method?

i read on wiki, and i think all backups in FOSS edition are manual?
and needed to stop zimbra services, is there a more automated way and where there is no down time?

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Re: Zimbra Open Source backup tru SSH, WINSCP?

Postby Klug » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:37 am

scp kills hardlinks, you should not use it to "backup" /opt/zimbra.

You'd rather use other tools (rsync, tar, etc), with ZCS services stopped and do something special about the LDAP files (don't "backup" the sparse file, do a LDIF dump).

IIRC there are several ways/solutions/suggestions to do such kind of "backup" in the wiki.

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