The Zimbra server contains Postfix, MySQL, OpenLDAP, ClamAV, and Spam-Assassin, Calendar, and various other features. Zimbra provides a paid option as well as an open source version.

The first command in Zimbra mail server which we need to care about zimbra server service status. All services should be running on server. If any of service get stop working than your mail server will stops working. In this post, we will look how to check zimbra status, stop, start and restart service.

Starting Zimbra Services

1. Run command to start zimbra service:

[[email protected] ~]$ zmcontrol start
Host server.example.com
        Starting zmconfigd...Done.
        Starting logger...Done.
        Starting mailbox...Done.
        Starting memcached...Done.
        Starting proxy...Done.
        Starting amavis...Done.
        Starting antispam...Done.
        Starting antivirus...Done.
        Starting opendkim...Done.
        Starting snmp...Done.
        Starting spell...Done.
        Starting mta...Done.
        Starting stats...Done.
        Starting service webapp...Done.
        Starting zimbra webapp...Done.
        Starting zimbraAdmin webapp...Done.
        Starting zimlet webapp...Done.

Stopping Zimbra Services

1. Run the below command to stop all zimbra service.

[[email protected] ~]$ zmcontrol stop
Host server.example.com
        Stopping vmware-ha...skipped.
        Stopping zmconfigd...Done.
        Stopping zimlet webapp...Done.
        Stopping zimbraAdmin webapp...Done.
        Stopping zimbra webapp...Done.
        Stopping service webapp...Done.
        Stopping stats...Done.
        Stopping mta...Done.
        Stopping spell...Done.
        Stopping snmp...Done.
        Stopping cbpolicyd...Done.
        Stopping archiving...Done.
        Stopping opendkim...Done.
        Stopping amavis...Done.
        Stopping antivirus...Done.
        Stopping antispam...Done.
        Stopping proxy...Done.
        Stopping memcached...Done.
        Stopping mailbox...Done.
        Stopping logger...Done.
        Stopping dnscache...Done.
        Stopping ldap...Done.

Restarting Zimbra Services

1. Run command to Restart zimbra service:

[[email protected] ~]$ zmcontrol restart

Check Zimbra service status

Check Zimbra Service status using zmcontrol command:

1. Login with zimbra user:

[[email protected] ~]# su – zimbra

2. Run command to check status:

[[email protected] ~]$ zmcontrol status
Host server.example.com
        amavis                  Running
        antispam                Running
        antivirus               Running
        ldap                    Running
        logger                  Running
        mailbox                 Running
        memcached               Running
        mta                     Running
        opendkim                Running
        proxy                   Running
        service webapp          Running
        snmp                    Running
        spell                   Running
        stats                   Running
        zimbra webapp           Running
        zimbraAdmin webapp      Running
        zimlet webapp           Running
        zmconfigd               Running

Note: As you seen above all services are running properly on ZCS 8.6 version.