Replication: does it work in both directions?

Bron Gondwana brong at
Sun Nov 11 08:24:28 EST 2007

On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 07:51:15PM -0800, Rich Wales wrote:
> I'm using replication on a 2.3.9 system.
> I know that if changes happen on the master system, they are propagated
> automatically to the replica system.
> But what happens if I make a change on the replica (e.g., by setting up
> an account to access its mail through the replica's IMAP server)?  I
> tried this just now, and the change is NOT propagating from the replica
> to the master.
> What do I need to do in order for changes made on the replica to get
> copied over to the master?  Or is this simply impossible?

Impossible.  You don't do this.

What you can do (the simple case of what we do) is set up two Cyrus
instances on each machine, replicating to each other, and set up user
accounts on one or the other, so you can get full use of both machines.



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