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Overview

SEP sesam online module for Scalix provides an online backup of the Scalix Groupware Servers. This includes saving and restoring single user mailboxes, full backup of the Scalix module, and in the case of a complete system failure, a complete Groupware database restore.

Restoring Scalix

The Scalix restore procedures are quite similar to a regular file system restore. Restore wizard guides you through the process of restoring your data. For step-by-step procedure, see Standard Restore Procedure.

Complete restore

You can restore the entire save set, if the Scalix services are off line. Because many files are interdependent, a complete restore of the entire save set with the option overwrite is recommended.

Create a new restore task for the save set you want to restore.

  1. From the SEP sesam GUI menu bar, select Activities -> Restore. The New restore task window opens.
  2. Select what you want to restore. You can search save sets by task name or by filename or path.
  3. Under the Saved in period drop-down lists, specify the time frame for which you want to conduct the search. Click Next.
  4. The search results are displayed. From the list of save sets matching your query, click the version you want to restore, then select the option complete restore of the selected task. Click Next.
  5. Scalix complete restore task.png


  6. Review your restore task configuration and set additional restore options in the final Save and Start step of the wizard.
    • Under the Execution options drop-down list, select the option overwrite existing files.
    Scalix complete restore save.png


  7. If you want to start your complete restore immediately, click Start. If you want to save the restore task, click Save.

A restore task can be scheduled like any other task. If you want to add a restore task to the schedule, see Scheduling Restore.

Single mailbox restore

During the restore of a single mailbox or the multiple mailboxes, a data will be restored to the Scalix server and then it will be imported. As a target, the (restore) mailnode can be specified into which data should be imported, e.g., recover.scalix.com. This is useful to recover deleted e-mails without overwriting new ones.

SEP sesam will reuse an already existing mailnode. Then the users of the original mailbox will be added. If a user already exists and a restore is started without option overwrite, the mailbox will not be imported. The password of the newly created users will be scalix.

Example for the target path:

mail:host=ozeanix:instance=ozeanix:mn=restore.ozeanix.sep
Information sign.png Note

If the users are created in a different mailnode, you will not see them in the Scalix Admin Console. You have to use omdelu command to delete them. However, the access by webmail or IMAP is possible.

Create a new restore task for the save set you want to restore.

  1. From the SEP sesam GUI menu bar, select Activities -> Restore. The New restore task window opens.
  2. Select what you want to restore. You can search save sets by task name or by filename or path.
  3. Click Next.
  4. The search results are displayed. From the list of mailboxes matching your query, click the mailbox you want to restore. Click Next.
  5. Review your restore task configuration and set additional restore options in the final Save and Start step of the wizard.
    • Under the Target, select the option Other mail node and enter restore. Then select the option Original instance.
    Scalix restore mailode.png


  6. If you want to start your mailbox restore immediately, click Start. If you want to save the restore task, click Save.

Accessing the restored mailbox

To access the restored data, you have to log into the users account on the restore area by using the administrative account (root).

  1. Check if the user was created in the restore area:
  2. root@scalixbox:# omshowu -m all | tail
    

    The command lists all existent Scalix users. The highlighted username is the successfully restored mailbox.

    Scalix restore shell 2.jpg


  3. Find out which user name will be used to log into the Scalix system:
  4.  root@scalixbox:# omshowu "<useraccount"
    

    An example shows the mailbox details. The highlighted string is the user name which is used to log into the restored mailbox.

    Scalix restore shell 2.jpg


  5. Open your web browser and go to Scalix Web Access front end, log in with the right user name and password (scalix).
  6. Scalix restore finish.jpg


See also

Scalix Backup