Backup and Restore strategies for Cyrus IMAP folders

Gary Mills mills at cc.UManitoba.CA
Wed Apr 16 09:12:36 EDT 2003

On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 07:42:52AM -0400, Earl R Shannon wrote:
> If you restore back to the users inbox you run the chance, although
> probably small, of overwriting a message. For instance. If a message
> already exists in the mailbox that has a file name 42. and your 
> restoration puts back a file named 42. then if they have different 
> contents you have lost the first message. To prevent this we do our
> restorations to a folder we create simply named BACKUP. We also give
> this folder the same quota as the user's inbox. Then after two weeks we 
> remove the BACKUP folder( and subfolders ).

Thanks for the response.  Our restore procedure, with Legato
Networker, never overwrites existing files, so we don't have that

-Gary Mills-    -Unix Support-    -U of M Academic Computing and Networking-

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