Backup zimbra.




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Version information

  • 1.1.6 (latest)
  • 1.1.5
  • 1.1.4
released Jan 3rd 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 3.0.0 < 5.0.0
  • RedHat

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interop/zmbkpose — version 1.1.6 Jan 3rd 2017

Zimbra backup automation with Puppet (zmbkpose)

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with zmbkpose
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The puppet intertop-zmbkpose module, aim to deliver automatic backups to Zimbra via zmbkpose.

Module Description and Requirements

The puppet zmbkpose module requires a Zimbra Server version 8.7.

The following puppet resources are used by this module:

  • templates
  • manifests
  • files
  • lib - facter do modulo

All the config of zmbkpose is made through these modules, some configs made are:

  • Config the way of binary zmbkpose;
  • Config the way of conf zmbkpose.conf;
  • Config a crontab of Zimbra.

The module has the following classes:

  • zmbkpose;
  • zmbkpose::dir;
  • zmbkpose::params;
  • zmbkpose::user;
  • zmbkpose::conf;
  • zmbkpose::cron;


How to use

zmbkpose class import all other required classes, you just need to change the variables if needed.

File init.pp class: zmbkpose

Inherited resources from class zmbkpose::params.

    class { 'zmbkpose::user': } ->
    class { 'zmbkpose::dir': } ->
    class { 'zmbkpose::conf': } ->
    class { 'zmbkpose::cron': }

File user.pp class: zmbkpose::user

The User class check the Zimbra user/group existence.

File dir.pp class: zmbkpose::dir

The dir class is responsible for create all directories used by zmbkpose script.

Example of directories to be created:

  • /etc/zmbkpose -> directory of conf;
  • /usr/local/bin/zmbkpose -> directory of binary - script
  • /opt/backup -> directory of backups
  • /opt/backup/log -> directory of backup logs

File conf.pp classe: zmbkpose::conf

Config script zmbkpose and conf zmbkpose.conf.

In the zmbkpose script you just configure the way to zmbkpose.conf. By this way zmbkpose script is a puppet template.

In the conf all options are treated like variables, they are in the params.pp

The zimbra user password is collected automatically by puppet and transmitted via facter to template.

File cron.pp class: zmbkpose::cron

The cron class create full and incremental backup schedules as well as removal of old backups of Zimbra users.

All the cron schedules are managed through the class params.pp. These variables are stored like array, as follow:

$backupFull = {'min' => '3', 'hora' => '2', 'monthday' => '1', 'month' => '2', 'weekday' => '2' }


The module has been tested in CentOS 7 running Zimbra 8.7.


The module has been created by InterOp -, by the following contributors:

  • Rafael Tomelin, Team Leader at Interop, Linux Specialist, RHCE Certified, LPIC-3-Core
  • Rudnei Bertol, Linux Analyst at Interop, Linux Specialist, RHCE and Expertise in Configuration Management Certified
  • Cleverson Santos, Sr.IT Consultant at Interop, ITSM delivering value to Interop customers.

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