recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

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recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby mclain » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:59 pm

Is this possible? We noticed we had a huge spike in mail volume on a particular day. Unfortunately the log file rotated through but we do have a full backup. Would this be something that is backed up?

If not any other ideas of ways to possible track messages that came in with out that file?

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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby phoenix » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:12 pm

Which log file are you looking for? The one that has the mail information is /var/log/maillog, details of the log files are here: https://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Log_Files
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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby mclain » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:18 pm

Thanks.

Im looking for the mailbox.log file. I know where it is located but my question is can I get this log file from a full backup. I wanted to look at some information from a day a few months ago. The log file rotated out but I do have a full backup available from that date. Was wondering if it was something that could possibly be recovered.

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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby phoenix » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Then what's the difficulty in restoring your backup to a new location and extracting the file or are you now going to tell me that you're using NE?
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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby mclain » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:29 pm

I am now going to tell you we are using NE. Full backup is 2 TB. I was hoping there may be a way just to retrieve the log files/folder.
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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby phoenix » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:32 pm

mclain wrote:I am now going to tell you we are using NE. Full backup is 2 TB. I was hoping there may be a way just to retrieve the log files/folder.
It's usually a good idea to give us that information first so we don't waste each others time. I'd suggest you ask support about this but I don't think it's possible but I do that as a non-NE user (it's been a while since I used it) and I'm not even sure it backs up the log files - unless you know specifically that it does?
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Re: recover mailbox.log file from Full Backup?

Postby mclain » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:00 pm

If I knew it was pertinent information I would have provided. I don't know. Hence subject line and the fact im asking in a forum.

I will ask support.

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