backup without stopping the imap server?

Ben Carter bhc+ at
Fri Jun 10 09:05:15 EDT 2005

Markus Heller wrote:
> Dear list,
> I would like to ask once again as I have not received a positive answer yet. 
> Does the cyrus imap server meanwhile offer the feature of a seemless / 
> checkpointed backup that does not require to stop the service?
> Thanks in advance,

If you're on Solaris, take a look at fssnap (1m).  No need to stop
anything and you'll get an exact atomic point in time copy of the
filesystem.  If you're using VxFS, look at Snapshot Filesystems - same
thing essentially.



Ben Carter
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