How to Backup Zimbra Mailbox?

| Published: January 7, 2020 | Email Backup, Email Conversion, Email Migration, How to


This article contains the perfect solution to solve all queries like how to backup Zimbra mailbox on desktop as well as on other cloud-based email applications. Through the utilization of the perfect software that is the Zimbra Converter tool which can process all Zimbra TGZ files along with attachments and convert or export files into various output options. It contains all sections which are required for this transfer process with a simple and easy user interface.

It can backup Zimbra mailbox into various file formats which includes PDF, PST, MSG, MBOX, EML, HTML, and other technical files formats which can be saved on any computer hard drive or upload on other email applications like MS Outlook, Thunderbird, WLM, IBM Notes, etc. Through this software, you can also perform the moving process from Zimbra TGZ to Office 365, Exchange Server, Gmail, and G Suite.

Related Queries

“I want to save Zimbra data on my computer system in Portable Document Format. Is there any way to backup Zimbra mailbox in PDF format along with each and every detail and without any professional assistance?”

“How to backup Zimbra mailbox along with all text and non-text details? I am using the Zimbra application and now I have decided to deactivate the Zimbra account. Is it possible to backup Zimbra database on any computer system? If yes, then which format of files would be safe for backup Zimbra emails?”

“I am looking to change my email application from desktop-based Zimbra application to a web-based Office 365 application. But I am not sure about this procedure for backup Zimbra mails. Can you explain any way through which I can manage my Zimbra TGZ files into my Office 365 account?”

Procedure to Know How to Backup Zimbra Mailbox

To start the process you need to have Zimbra data into your desktop. So first step of this procedure is to backup Zimbra data into TGZ format files which is the standard format of Zimbra application.

  • Open the Zimbra app and with the help of the Preference section select the Import/ Export option.
  • Now, select those items (Mail data, Address Book, Calendar, Tasks, and Briefcase) which you want to store on your computer system.
  • After that click on the Export button and wait for the completion for backup Zimbra mailbox process.

Backup Zimbra Mailbox into Various Output Options

Step 1. Download the Zimbra Converter tool and then install it on your computer system.

Step 2. Now, in the first screen, it provides the Select Files option on the primary menu section. By clicking on this option it shows you a section where you can utilize the Select Folder or Select Files option. You can also use the Search option which can search all TGZ files of selected path automatically.

Step 3. After the loading process of selected TGZ items, it will show you the Preview section where you can easily deselect those files or folders which are not necessary for the further conversion process.

Step 4. Now hit on the Export tab which is given on the menu bar and then select that file format or web application in which you want to backup Zimbra database.

Step 5. At last click on the Export option and wait for the completion of the backup process.

By following these steps you can easily understand how to backup Zimbra mailbox into multiple output options which includes various file formats and other webmail applications.


After this discussion I suggest you to try this software. You can view its features through its free edition which allows you to backup Zimbra TGZ files with limited files. You can perform a complete transfer process through the help of its licensed edition. This can transfer data from Zimbra to PST, PDF, MBOX, NSF, Office 365, Exchange Server, Gmail, etc. on any Windows OS and without any data loss occurrence.