backup imapd with TSM
melson at wesleyan.edu
Thu May 24 12:42:47 EDT 2007
Hans Moser wrote:
> Does anyone actually backup and restore Cyrus IMAPd with Tivoli Storage
> Manager (TSM)?
We've use TSM coupled with the snapshot capability of our NetApp filer
to do backups here. The system was automated for awhile with a simple
web frontend, but some changes on the backend have rendered it manual again.
We restore the given mailbox( or mailboxes) underneath a heading called
"restored", subscribe the user to it, set the permissions to be lrs for
the user, and let them move the mail out that they want. After a fixed
amount of time (two weeks) we then destroy the restored mailbox.
The procedure is roughly (using restoring my inbox (only) as an example):
1) Copy the info from tape to the location of the new mailbox
dsmc restore -ina /var/spool/imap/P/user/melson/ /var/spool/imap/P/restored/
2) Reconstruct the mailbox.
reconstruct -p default restored.melson
(I have no idea why I'm not using -f for this.. wrote the stuff months
ago when I was still getting the hang of some of this so I may have
simply not known any better)
Then you just set permissions as you would like, subscribe the user to
the mailbox, and let them know that there's a restored mailbox waiting
It's worked fairly well for us.
Unix Systems Administrator
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