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    Can Zextras Backup substitute for redundant mail server setup?

    Hi,

    I am getting a single server Zimbra OSE setup implemented and at this stage, we don't have the budget for a redundant architecture to add another server.

    Can the Zextras Backup module act as a safety net in case the single server goes down? Or, am I misunderstanding the purpose of the module?

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    Hi zimaster,

    the main purpose of the ZxBackup module is giving a complete backup solution for your zimbra server, this solution includes the Disaster Recovery capability.

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    Hi D0s0n,

    Thank you for the clarification.

    The single server is going to be set up with RAID 10. Additionally, we will have a shared SAN. Can we put the ZxBackup data on the shared SAN and then restore from that in case something goes wrong on the single server?

    I suppose we can't avoid email downtime if something goes wrong in a big way with the hardware, but at least having ZxBackup will allow us to restore the server and mailboxes/data quickly, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimaster View Post
    Hi D0s0n,

    Thank you for the clarification.

    The single server is going to be set up with RAID 10. Additionally, we will have a shared SAN. Can we put the ZxBackup data on the shared SAN and then restore from that in case something goes wrong on the single server?
    For Zimbra setup, I suggest you the official zimbra Deployment guide and for ZxBackup, I confirm that the best way is to use another indipendent storage (Case-Sensitive Filesystem is a mandatory requirement for zxbackup path).

    Quote Originally Posted by zimaster View Post
    I suppose we can't avoid email downtime if something goes wrong in a big way with the hardware, but at least having ZxBackup will allow us to restore the server and mailboxes/data quickly, wouldn't it?
    To minimize your downtime you can prepare a new installation of zimbra (e.g. a clean zimbra vitual machine) to put on-line very quickly after the restore operation is started. The Restore/Import operation is designed to create all users/alias/dlist before all mailbox data in few seconds from the old backup path, in this way all new incoming e-mails will be correctly handled and in the next hours all maibox items will be restored.

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