how to backup a cyrus server?

Nik Conwell nik at
Tue Dec 5 09:17:17 EST 2006

I chose that number based on scientific total lack of clue.  Also,  
that was the nearest round number of space left over in the cyrus VG  
(~68G).  I take it I overestimated a little :)

On Dec 5, 2006, at 9:02 AM, Guus Leeuw jr. wrote:

> I am just wondering why in the world you are using 10G for your  
> snapshot?
> This is 10G worth of snapshot bitmap + changes to the source while the
> snapshot is active. Hence you either have a *large* source, or a very
> *active* mail system...?
> Just my $0.02,
> Guus
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: info-cyrus-bounces at [mailto:info-cyrus-
>> bounces at] On Behalf Of Nik Conwell
>> Sent: 05 December 2006 12:05
>> To: Cyrus User's Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: how to backup a cyrus server?
>> ctl_mboxlist -d for a text mailboxes file, ctl_cyrusdb -c to
>> checkpoint, a sync, and then a lvcreate --snapshot --size 10G --name
>> lv_cyrus_snapshot /dev/vg_cyrus/lv_cyrus.  We then mount the snapshot

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