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    Option to exclude mail from backup/import?

    Hi, we are using Zextras trial and would like to know if there is a way we can run the import without the mail? We would like to only migrate preferences, and create distribution lists and we will use the build in ZCS migrate wizard to copy the mailboxes over.

    We are looking at the backup files created by Zxbackup and it creates folders like this:

    export\accounts\0b5c0de0-a52e-4e5a-8353-8bf6a5133923

    That is the email for one of our users. In the "account_info" file it seems to have the preferences and all that stuff, and within the items folder seems to be all the emails and inbox stuff. If I were to delete/rename the "items" folder, should this import process get the preferences and skip the mailboxes(since they won't be found)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizzpatel View Post
    Hi, we are using Zextras trial and would like to know if there is a way we can run the import without the mail? We would like to only migrate preferences, and create distribution lists and we will use the build in ZCS migrate wizard to copy the mailboxes over.

    We are looking at the backup files created by Zxbackup and it creates folders like this:

    export\accounts\0b5c0de0-a52e-4e5a-8353-8bf6a5133923

    That is the email for one of our users. In the "account_info" file it seems to have the preferences and all that stuff, and within the items folder seems to be all the emails and inbox stuff. If I were to delete/rename the "items" folder, should this import process get the preferences and skip the mailboxes(since they won't be found)?
    We solved this by moving the /opt/zimbra/store folder right before exporting a backup.

    All preferences were migrated and emails themselves were not. Woot! Thanks

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    Hello rizpatel,

    the right way to restore only user account settings is the use the CLI option provisioning_only of the doExternalRestore command: http://forums.zextras.com/zxbackup/5...-settings.html.

    Andres

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