backup without stopping the imap server?

David Carter dpc22 at
Tue Jun 14 10:06:46 EDT 2005

On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Patrick Radtke wrote:

> To make tape backup you can shutdown the replica and copy from that.

You can also use the replication system for incremental updates to a tape 
spooling system once a day (or maybe a few times a day). Replication sits 
on top of libimap so it can cope with database files changing under its 
feet. It should also be quite a lot faster than rsync as it only has to 
look at the index files at each end to work out what has changed.

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