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Cyril Lavier: Zimbra mailbox backup script

Planet Ubuntu - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:20


Over the last 2 weeks, I tried a Zimbra Collaboration Suite (Open Source Edition). And before going into production mode, I wanted to perform some mailbox backup/restore tests.

After some searches, I found this page on the Zimbra wiki which contains some backup/restore script. I downloaded the script written by Richardson Lima called "", then I started adapting the script to my needs.

As I finished my switch to Zimbra, I added this script in the prebackup script on my BackupPC server.

And I thought I could share this modified script, so I created a github repository and gave him a nice name. It's now called zimbashckup (for Zimbra Bash Backup).

It operates in a non-interactive way (to be launched in the cron task or by a backup system) and can perform per folder backups. Which is useful when we only want to restore a folder instead of the whole mailbox.

This script can backup the full mailbox (Briefcase contents, address book, calendar) and even the filters exported to the sieve format (thanks to Hackman61 for the idea).

However, when an object is share, only the original owner version is backed up (it's a zmmailbox limit).

For the remaining features, I think the README file is readable enough :).

The GIT repository is here :

Thanks !!

Ubuntu GNOME: Ubuntu GNOME Team is growing

Planet Ubuntu - Sat, 2013-12-28 11:05

Ubuntu GNOME Team is pleased to announce the beginning of a new phase for the Sub-Teams. We shall start the New Year (2014) with solid steps to move forward with confidence coming from a great and quick growth, both in Quality (which is our highest priority) and Quantity of our teams and contributors.

Motivation and Encouraging the Team Work Spirit which is the basic foundation of a healthy environment where everyone works side by side as one strong and active team which eventually will give us the high quality we seek with enough quantity to carry on with confidence.

Please join Ubuntu GNOME Team to welcome our new contributors who decided to step in and help the project and community to move forward to the next level:

  1. Wiki Editor and Team Moderator: James Vorderbruggen
  2. Wiki Editor and Team Moderator: Ivan Ivanov

Both James and Ivan have showed a great interest to help the team and their hard work was and still louder than their words and that is indeed the quality of the contributors we seek and need to help us. They have earned the title of Team Moderator/Administrator and will definitely help our team to be even better.

  1. Facebook Page Moderator: Caleb Howland
  2. Facebook Page & Google+ Community Moderator: Frédéric Lagneau

Two Linux and Ubuntu GNOME enthusiasts who volunteered their time to help our Social Media Channels for high quality and more quantity and as a result, help Ubuntu GNOME Communications Team to grow bigger and better.

And we shall continue to recruit more contributors and volunteers. There are no limits for our passion, ambition and dreams/hopes which we work hard to turn into reality.

If you feel you are ready and can actually dedicate some of your time to help Ubuntu GNOME to be even better and go the extra miles, please feel free to Join Us today for an effective tomorrow and a glorious future.

We are still looking for extra help on these area:

As always, thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME!


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