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    Best way to validate backup?

    I have been running ZxBackup for a few weeks now, seems great!

    But of course the proof will be in a recovery scenario...

    So, what's the best way to validate the backup?

    I can imagine two scenarios:
    1. Recover a single mailbox account
    2. Recover entire Server


    My server is on a VM, so I was considering just making a clone of that, and whacking the /opt/zimbra folder and taking it from there...

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    Hello ScottChapman!

    In order to improve pagination and availability, I wrote a little guide to Backup Validation as an answer to your question, you can find it at ZeXtras Backup Validation - ZeXtras Suite Wiki.

    Have a nice day,
    Cine
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    Thanks for the response!

    The quick validation (while not having done it) seems to cover the content of the email message folders, but not the others (contacts, calendar, etc...) or the user settings?

    If not, that might also be a useful thing to consider...

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    Hello!

    the getAllFolders command fetches all kind of folders including Calendars, Address books and displays the number of items in each of those.

    Also, I updated the guide with an additional command to check user settings, as manual checking might be kinda inaccurate and mildly boring


    Have a nice day!
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    Last edited by Cine; 01-10-2012 at 01:32 PM.
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