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    Er, ok. How do i restore a backup of zimbra!!!

    Ok, So I have been trying to get word filtering to work for my zimbra install BUT I must have cocked up somewhere as now I can't send and receive emails!

    I have logged on to the admin page and the mta service isn't running. Go figure.

    I have tried a reboot to no avail.

    i have brought back my original "master.cf" file but still it doesn't run.

    SO i thought well i do need to know how to recover from a disaster at some point

    How would i go about recovering a backed up and tarballed /opt/zimbra folder!

    Thanks yet again!!!

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    Having looked on my server using zmcontrol status I see that postfix isn't running.

    oops

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    /etc/init.d/postfix start and look in /var/log/messages for errors.

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    Crud,
    It's much worse than I thought.
    After installing a couple of scripts and noticing that they were trying to send a mail out with sendmail I went and installed sendmail-bin and mailx. Duh!
    I think this uninstalled postfix.
    As when i tried to start it with kmounts advice I was told that postfix was not installed.
    I guess I'm going to have to reinstall and configure it again!

    Bummer

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    Are you on debian?

    Give me the output of dpkg -l

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    kmount: Zimbra installs put everything (including postfix) in /opt/zimbra. To restart Zimbra's postfix, I think you need to run zmmtactl reload. Log files will be in /opt/zimbra/log/.

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    I'm on ubuntu server.
    Wow that is a long list...
    Just before I send it I have just started to reinstall postfix, so it is showing in the list. Do you still want to see it?

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    Don't install postfix!

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    Point taken, ignore my previous post.

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    Follow Webmans advice, he is the god of zimbra.

    You can just apt-get remove it again.

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    Argh,
    I don't know what I did apart from uninstalling mailx and sendmail and then installing and uninstalling postfix but eveything is ok again now!!

    Thanks guys for your rapid responses!

    My head is spinning now even thought this is just a test server!

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    Don't sweat. That is what test servers are for

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    I'm sweating because one day it won't be a test server and the only thing that will be there to keep it going is me.

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    Relax, webman's a zimbra god.

    We've been running a "test" server for a few months now just with my team on it and we're finding it a lovely experience. (I'm glad webman was there for me too!)

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    Thanks guys! Don't forget Geoff & CyberNerd as well - they've both been running it longer than me and know their way around Linux more than I do

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