[Dovecot] Backing up dovecot

Spyros Tsiolis stsiol at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Nov 12 12:28:10 EET 2010

Hello people,

Well, what the subjects says :-)
I have a dovecot/Horde installation and would like to know :

a. How safe will I be backing up dovecot

b. What folders/files to backup

Let me see now; I am running dovecot v1.2.15
Here's a dump of "dovecot -n" :

[root at mailgate ~]# dovecot -n
# 1.2.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux 2.6.18-194.17.1.el5PAE i686 CentOS release 5.5 (Final) ext3
base_dir: /var/run/dovecot/
log_path: /var/log/dovecot/dovecot.log
info_log_path: /var/log/dovecot/dovecot-info.log
ssl: required
ssl_parameters_regenerate: 48
verbose_ssl: yes
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot//login
login_executable: /usr/local/dovecot/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
login_greeting: * Dovecot ready *
login_max_processes_count: 32
mail_location: maildir:/var/MailRoot/domains/%d/%n/Maildir
mail_plugins: zlib
auth default:
  verbose: yes
  debug: yes
  debug_passwords: yes
    driver: passwd-file
    args: /etc/dovecot/passwd
    driver: pam
    driver: static
    args: uid=vmail gid=vmail home=/home/vmail/%u
    driver: passwd

Thank you all,

Best regards,


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