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I need delete old messages from zimbra account.

by command:

zmmailbox -z -m mail@domain.com s -t message -l 999 "before:1/1/14" |awk '{ if (NR!=1) {print}}'| grep mess | awk '{ print $2 "," }' | tr -d '\n'

I can recieve ID messages and I can delete message by ID

zmmailbox -z -m mail@domain.com deleteMessage $ID

But between these two command, I would like to save the message in. tar.gz

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You can create an backup with a command like:

zmmailbox -z -m mail@domain.com -t 0 getRestURL "//?fmt=tgz" > /tmp/mailbox.tgz

Where -t sets the timeout to infinity. You are creating a REST command to Zimbra, so you can extend this with compatible commands. For example, you can add a query to this to select message before a specific date:

zmmailbox -z -m mail@domain.com -t 0 getRestURL "//?fmt=tgz&query=before:12/31/2013" > /tmp/mailbox.tgz
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  • How about backup messages before 1/1/14? – Mielofon Jan 29 '16 at 12:51

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