Backup schedules/strageties

Joncarlo Ruggieri joncarlo at
Thu Mar 31 13:27:33 EST 2005


At UC Davis, we are thinking of moving our email infrastructure to Cyrus.

We are wondering about the best backup stragegy.  We use Veritas

I have read the wiki and mailing list archives, and I believe I know which
files to backup:


However, I'm not sure of the best way to handle the mailboxes file.  I've
seen recommendations to save this file to disk every 5-10 minutes.  But
should this be saved to tape that often?

I would appreciate any advice and/or sample backup schedules (which files
are backed-up, when, and how).

Thanks in advance for your help!

Joncarlo Ruggieri
University of CA, Davis
Data Center & Client Services
jruggieri at

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