[Dovecot] backup dovecot

Mark Adams mark at campbell-lange.net
Fri Nov 23 12:59:26 EET 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:53:50PM +0200, Bazy wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Nov 2007 20:40:24 +0300
> Nikolay Shopik <shopik at inblock.ru> wrote:
> > What is correct way to backup dovecot store? Is am I right what is just 
> > enough to copy all maildir and my configuration. So in case failure I 
> > can just prepare new machine copy config, maildirs and I'm good to go 
> > with this.
> I think that you should use a cheap machine with a disk drive as big as the mail server's (or use squashfs) and imapsync every night... that way people will be able to access their mail the next second that the big server fails. Look at http://freshmeat.net/projects/imapsync
> It's just an idea... not the best way to do it I guess...

A normal rsync to another server of the maildir and configs will work
fine. If you need to backup using windows or mac then a samba share is
the best bet.


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