Backup and Restore strategies for Cyrus IMAP folders

Ken Murchison ken at
Tue Apr 15 16:58:01 EDT 2003

Gary Mills wrote:
> There has been some discussion here recently on ways of restoring
> messages that have been accidentally deleted by Cyrus users.  We do
> frequent backups of the Cyrus filesystems.  Our restore procedure is
> simply to restore the `NNN.' files that contain the messages, and
> then run `reconstruct user.USER' and `quota -f user.USER', at least
> when the files were in INBOX.
> Is there anything wrong with this procedure?  We do it while Cyrus
> is running.  Is this safe to do?

This procedure is fine.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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