Derek Yarnell derek at
Mon Jun 27 15:50:08 EDT 2005

Simon Matter wrote:

>>So my understanding of the backup procedures of cyrus imapd are,
>>(I am running on RHEL4 built in version of cyrus-imapd 2.2.12)
>>1) backup /var/spool/imap (or all the actual message stores, there are
>>no BerkleyDB's in here so they can be backed up normally?)
>>2) backup /var/lib/imap/sieve, /var/lib/imap/quota and
>>/var/lib/imap/user which are all non DB so they can too be backed up
>>3) berkleyDB dump
>>/var/lib/imap/{mailboxes.db|annotations.db|deliever.db} and get them
>>backed up.
So what does /var/lib/imap/db directory actually hold? This is the only 
thing I am not clear on right now.


Derek T. Yarnell
University of Maryland
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
derek at

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