backup without stopping the imap server?
ahasenack at terra.com.br
Mon Jun 13 14:51:57 EDT 2005
On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 12:22:30PM -0500, Richard Wohlstadter wrote:
> mailboxes.db - critical database containing list of all mailboxes in
> system. Cannot be reconstructed without reliable backup copy (or text
> based copy you can import in)
I also do not understand this one.
> deliver.db - duplicate delivery database ( if gets corrupted, can we
> delete and restart to reconstruct an empty one?? )
Yes, can be removed.
> db directory - not sure what the heck is going into this directory. For
> us it is berkeley database. Can someone explain what data is in this
> directory?? Is is used in conjuction with other database files? If
> files are deleted/corrupted in here can it be reconstructed?
Transaction logs and db environment. Think of it as being used by all
berkeley databases you have.
> The .seen and .sub databases - Looks like these per-user databases
> contain listings of what mail is read and what folders are subscribed
> to. I assume these can be removed/reconstructed fairly easily if needed.
But does the reconstruct procedure preserve the data? I would hate to
have all my messages being marked as NEW, for example, in the event of a
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