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(@phoenix)
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Hi Everyone

I run my servers on Vsphere 8 and I've just had a 'disaster' with a couple of the VMs most important my mail server. The problem was showing as "invalid" on the web UI. I couldn't easily see how to fix that but I was able to get all the directory structure data from the original VMDK and the data was extracted to a new VM without problems.

I've created a new mail server VM and that's running & receiving mail without problems. The big question is - can I restore the original dataΒ  (users, email etc.) to the new server without losing the data on the new server? I have been using the ZeXtras suite for a while and the new server obviously has a couple of users and some email on there.

Does Zextras add the data to an account when restoring or does it wipe the account data first, does the same apply for restoring accounts? Does what I've said make sense? This is about the biggest disaster I've had since using VMware & ZCS - still it gives me something to do over a week-end. πŸ™‚

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Bill

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(@sharif)
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@phoenix

Hi,

Sorry to hear about your trouble.

If you are still using Zextras Suite, have you tried consulting Zextras support portal ?

Zextras Suite Support

Regards,

Sharif


   
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(@phoenix)
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Hi Sharif

Thanks for your reply. πŸ™‚

No, I was slightly tired today and I totally forgot to send an email to support so I had an afternoon snooze,Β  I'm just about to send in a support request and we'll see how I get on with that.

Regards

Bill


   
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(@sharif)
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@phoenixΒ 

Hi Bill,

I can understand your situation.Β 

Don't worry and take care.

Thanks,

Sharif


   
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