mail server replication

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri May 21 09:23:32 EDT 2004

On Fri, 21 May 2004, Paul Dekkers wrote:

> Although I think Gerard likes to see both servers active at the same 
> time, I think the (master-slave kind) synchronisation would be a nice 
> thing to start with. On the other hand, if I see what offlineimap can 
> do, I assume it must be possible with just 2 servers to synchronise 
> folders in a proper way (when keeping some history and logs on both 
> sides, of course...), am I wrong? (This looks again a bit like 
> bi-directional synchronisation as with unison, instead of master->slave 
> think as with rsync or so.)

I'm not familiar with what offlineimap does, but it isn't possible to have 
two servers syncing "in unison" without some user interaction to resolve 
conflicts when they occur after a network partition.

Obviously a master/slave situation is much easier to achieve.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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