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    Default Locate zimbra.zdb in another directory?

    Is it possible to change the location of the zimbra.zdb file (from personal profile directory)?

    Because we use network-profiles in windows, a big .zdb will slow down login to windows. So now we locate the .pst (1.5GB) file in a network directory outside the profile. Is it possible to do the same with the zimbra.zdb?

    Thanks in advance!

    Greetings
    Christian

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    Currently zdbs must be in the Local Settings and are not relocatable. See bug 9232.
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    Hallo Sam!

    Do you plan the relocation of the zdb in a future release?

    Thanks
    Christian

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    Yes, eventually we will. Please see bug 9232.
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    From bug 9232

    After talking with Henry, the plan is as follows:

    1. Installer will create a new registry key
    HKCU\Software\Zimbra\ZimbraZDBFolder
    2. The default value of this key can be customized using ZmCustomizeMsi.js
    3. When creating a profile, zdb's will be stored in this folder

    We will also provide a standalone executable that can move an existing ZDB and
    update the profile accordingly.

    Can anybody direct me to an example of how to make this change ?
    I have way to many roaming profiles and cannot afford for the zdb to be in Application Data

    Thanks

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    Second that. I have excluded this folder from our roaming profile but this would be good to change this location to say a home drive.

    I can't find any other info on this at all in the release notes or wiki. There needs to be more documentation on features like this.

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    Plus without AD directory, like us, I cant be going to every computer and changing GPO for redirection.

    I t would be nice if I can modify the installer once and then use it for all Zimbra Connector installations so that I can make a zdb location default

    Also users/local settings/Application Data/Microsoft/Outlook should always be default

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    Ive reopened the bug so that you will be able to customize the installer to set the default zdb folder path.
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    Is it possible to manually set the path in the registry now?

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    yes, with 4.5.1 you should be able to manually set the registry key. After you set it, when you create a new zimbra profile, the zdb will be placed in the path specified in the registry key.
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