Admin Resource Kit
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- 1 Basic monitoring of Scalix with sxmaint
- 2 Backing up Scalix with sxbackup
- 3 Creating rules for users with sxaa
- 4 Importing contacts from csv/ldif file
- 5 Displaying Outlook version of users who have connected to the Scalix server
- 6 Creating a custom address generation rule (flast.example)
- 7 Monitoring Scalix with Nagios
- 8 Update ScalixDB content without user login using sxapiprep.py
- 9 Checking when users last logged in
Basic monitoring of Scalix with sxmaint
Use the sxmaint script to do basic monitoring of the Scalix environment. The script is typically run as a cron from the crontab. Contained within the comments (at the top) of file are three lines that may be pasted directly into /etc/crontab. Typically the script is placed in the /usr/local/bin directory. By default the script will send notifications (by mail) to root. However, if you would like to have them sent to other sources, update the MAIL_REPORTS variable in the script .
- NOTE: Earlier to the release of Scalix 11.3
sxmaintwas superceded by
Please refer to
man sxmaint for usage guidelines and configuration options.
Backing up Scalix with sxbackup
Use the sxbackup script to backup the information store on your Scalix server. untar the file and run the setup script to configure for your system.
Creating rules for users with sxaa
sxaa allows a system administrator to administer server-based Scalix rules (autoactions) from the command line. This allows administrators to set up simple rules without needing to use a client or know the user's mailbox password. This command should be run as a Scalix administror or, preferably, root.
For full description of sxaa and usage guidelines, please see:
Importing contacts from csv/ldif file
The import tool provides an HTML front-end to allow end-users to import their contact data into the Scalix server without needing to involve a system administrator.
For a full description of import_contacts, please see: http://downloads.scalix.com/ark/import_contacts.readme
Download import_contacts at: http://downloads.scalix.com/ark/import_contacts.tgz
Displaying Outlook version of users who have connected to the Scalix server
olkvers - http://downloads.scalix.com/ark/olkvers
olkversscrapes the audit files for the most recent Outlook logins for each user. If your user is using multiple instances
Creating a custom address generation rule (flast.example)
Use this example for creating a custom address generation rule. In this example, the rule will create an address of consisting of the FIRST INITIAL (f) concatinated with the LAST NAME (last) concatinated with @domain.name
flast.map.example - http://downloads.scalix.com/ark/flast.example
Monitoring Scalix with Nagios
This file documents how to setup Nagios to monitor basic services on the Scalix server.
http://downloads.scalix.com/ark/nagios_in_a_scalix_environment.pdf (last updated 2005)
The above document references scalix-nagios.tar.gz, a tarball of preset Nagios configuration files located here:
(Please note that some of the configuration files will need to be manually updated for Scalix 11.)
Update ScalixDB content without user login using sxapiprep.py
After a major release upgrade, and after other events that trigger a database schema change, every Scalix Web Access user must log in in order to trigger a ScalixDB update with their mailbox content. For users with very large numbers of
Checking when users last logged in
I wrote this script as a 'lastlog' equivalent for Scalix, simply run it without arguments.
If you have an enhancement request feel free to mail me at ben --attt-- redcircleit --dottt-- com.
Download it here: