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Re: [SOGo] Extracting address books and calendars content

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  • From: André Rodier ( ) < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] Extracting address books and calendars content
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:22:18 +0100
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On 2019-06-14 08:58, Christian Mack wrote:
Am 14.06.19 um 09:47 schrieb Christian Mack
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Am 13.06.19 um 17:59 schrieb André Rodier
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On Thu, 2019-06-13 at 17:33 +0200, Christian Mack wrote:
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You know sogo-tool backup?

Thanks, Christian, I will use this.

I have successfully tested it, and it works. I had trouble the last
time I tested, with AppArmor.

However, how can I restore a backup for some users, now?

When you have a sogo-tool backup for user anna in directory ./backup/
you can list her calendars and addressbooks with:

/usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -l ./backup/ anna

This will give you something like this:

<0x0x191ea60[SOGoCache]> Cache cleanup interval set every 900.000000 seconds
<0x0x191ea60[SOGoCache]> Using host(s) 'localhost' as server(s)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.685 sogo-tool[26667] Restorable folders:
2019-06-14 09:31:43.688 sogo-tool[26667]
Calendar/2013-5614DA00-3-4EA7FE00 (Import Example)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.688 sogo-tool[26667]
Calendar/55D4-57CD2C80-47-7C164080 (Superduper)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.689 sogo-tool[26667]
Calendar/c81a287ec3c4719de08fae31306f851d (Pickwick)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.689 sogo-tool[26667]
Calendar/e6dd60a375bd4c01a6416cacf763b33a (Normal-Tasks)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.689 sogo-tool[26667] Calendar/personal
(Persönlicher Kalender)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.689 sogo-tool[26667] Contacts/collected
(Gesammelte Adressen)
2019-06-14 09:31:43.689 sogo-tool[26667] Contacts/personal
(Persönliches Adressbuch)

If you want to restore calendar "Import Example" to the state of your
backup and discard all changes made to it since then, use:

/usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -F Calendar/2013-5614DA00-3-4EA7FE00
./backup/ anna

If you just want to restore accidently deleted events and keep all
changes made since your backup, use:

/usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -f Calendar/2013-5614DA00-3-4EA7FE00
./backup/ anna

For addressbooks you just have to exchange the Calendar/... part with
Contacts/... one.

If the user deleted the whole calendar or address book, you also can
restore its settings afterwards with:

usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -p ./backup/ anna

This will restore all settings, not just the ones for the restored

If you use SIEVE in SOGo, then you have to use:

usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -p -c /etc/sogo/sieve.creds ./backup/ anna

This will also restore all SIEVE rules in your IMAP/SIEVE server.

I forgot 2 things ;-)

1) After restore operations always restart memcached, or you will get
strange effects.

2) If you want to restore all calendars and addressbooks of user anna, use:

/usr/sbin/sogo-tool restore -F ALL ./backup/ anna

With that you can restore all users with a loop over all users for
restoring their calendars and addressbooks.
Restarting memcached.
Then another loop over all users for restoring their privileges and
SIEVE rules.
Restarting memcached again.

Kind regards,
Christian Mack

Thanks, Christian,

This is very very helpful.

I will test and integrate this.

Kind regards,


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