I did a data backup last night to my NAS from 6.9 Final, and wiped and installed the current V7 Release.
My previous hostname for nethserver did not have .com or .net at the end and the new V7 requres it, and I need help restoring the data backups. I have many individual tar.gz files for each data backup that was created… maybe 18 to 20 for the most recent backup.
Is anyone able to help me ? I am willing to pay some $ for help if needed… My nethserver has been a mail server for about 2 years so i can sync my local devices to one IMAP account as my email providers inbox size constraints are very small… I only had one email account and it was fetching externally my email from my ISP (Cox.net)
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the only data i need from the backup is my old email data… which i guess leads me to my next question… since I am only using nethserver to fetch mail for one email account and store it locally so my IMAP devices can stay synchronized, is there any good argument to set up the new v7 nethserver in any particular way ? OpenLDAP vs Active Directory ?
I was going to set it up with the hostname as LocalMail.cox.net so that I can create my cox.net email address on there and have fetchmail drop new messages into that mailbox… basically like I had before.
I tried openLDAP setup last night but it made strange stuff show up on the domain accounts tab
One point may be to don’t use smarthost and fetchmail (or getmail) anymore and use direct mailing instead to be independent from the ISP but I don’t know if your ISP supports to enter DNS entries. For your case with one account it’s fully ok to keep everything as it was. Here are just some thoughts about smarthosts and what you could do on your own mail server.
If you don’t need to share files I’d recommend LDAP:
I think I am narrowing in on my problem… I named my nethserver LM.cox.net
but when i use nethserver diagnostic tab to ping imap.cox.net it pings its self…
so i think that is breaking the function of the getmail… maybe getmail is trying to log onto nethserver to get mail instead of my ISP actual mail server…
What is the right way to make a local firstname.lastname@example.org email address on my netsherver that getmail can drop email into without having nethserver route all *.cox.net traffic to its self ?
is there a way to tell nethserver to not point to its self for other .cox.net domains ?
Should I re-install neth and give it a different fqdn ?
Sorry, you have to change the hostname/domainname to have at least two dots now, but it shouldn’t be a problem. You seem to use your providers mailserver so to avoid naming conflicts you should name your Nethserver like LocalMail.internal.cox.net. This way you avoid pinging the own server on imap.cox.net. There’s some discussion about naming as one shouldn’t use “invented” tlds like .local.
I’ll fire up a Nethserver 6.9 VM and reproduce your scenario to find an easy way to migrate your mails.
In my case Nethesis,1234 as passphrase worked. I could also open the backup files with 7-zip under Windows. I couldn’t extract the files with command line`, this is what I tried, I got only folders:
for t in duplicity-full.20180215T115508Z.*.difftar.gz; do tar xvf $t; done
What I did to upgrade from old NS6.9 backup files to a new installed NS7.4:
so if that command only gave you folders from your duplicity-full.20180215T115508Z.*.difftar.gz file, what is the right command to use to extract it and all the files ?
on windows with 7 zip, i can only extract each of the .gz files into a seperate folder, and each file has its own difftar file… should i put all the difftar files in one directory and then try to use 7zip to extract them ?
from neth shell i tried 'duplicity restore file:///mnt/restore27/servername /home/username/restorefolder
but keep getting prompted for gnuPG key, and i tried Netheses,1234 as well as all the other admin / root pw’s ive used but i only get a 7.6 mb result… and im starting with 196 GB backup files