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Backing up your Zimbra Desktop data

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This week my companies email account has changed from Exchange to Zimbra Collaboration Server due to my participation in an internal pilot program. This is great because I’m already using the Zimbra server and also the desktop client  privately for a while and I’m really happy with it. What I’ve never thought about before is the backup procedure of my local stored folders which are not synchronized with the cloud. In my private environment that was never an issue for me because my email account has no restricted size. With the companies account I got a limit of 2 GB which is a lot, but not enough when storing all PDF and PPT files as well as the archived mails. Because I’m a Mac user and usually using Time Machine for my backup I was wondering if there is another way to do a backup of the Zimbra Desktop data including my local stored folders. Some googleing gave me the final hint!

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Written by Christoph Harding

July 18th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

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Zimbra: Hello world!

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For a long time I was running Mail Enable, a Windows based mail server application for my private emails. Mail Enable is free when you just host a few domains on it but the disadvantage for me was that it’s just offering plain email services like SMTP and POP3, no calendar or task management. Since VMware acquired Zimbra at the beginning of this year I was thinking about a installation of their Zimbra Collaboration Server. Last week I’ve ordered a Vserver at Host Europe, to install Zimbra and already at Tuesday the delivered the login information. As the Vserver was preconfigured with a mail and web server  I had to “clean” the machine before I could install ZCS. Today I finally got everything working and I’ve send and received my first email.

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Written by Christoph Harding

April 15th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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