Backing up mailboxes
Michael D. Sofka
sofkam at rpi.edu
Tue Jun 14 11:47:43 EDT 2011
Patrick Boutilier wrote:
> On 06/09/2011 01:48 AM, Diego Ventrice wrote:
>> I'm planning a backup strategy for a new server that will handle
>> Hundreds of mailboxes. Largest server for me to admin so far
>> Would you share your experiences backing up cyrus mailboxes ?
>> What tool/s do you use ? how many backups a day do you run ?
> We backup all the files on the server using TSM, incrementals nightly.
> Server using delayed delete and delayed expunge.
> Also use cyrus replication to a second server.
> And we backup mailboxes.db to a text file once a day.
This is exactly what we do. Deleted and expunged messages are kept for
up to 2 days, but I'll likely extend this to avoid trips to `the wayback
machine.'' A surprising number of people don't notice they deleted
messages, or don't report it for a few days.
Michael D. Sofka sofkam at rpi.edu
C&MT Sr. Systems Programmer, Email, HPC, TeX, Epistemology
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. http://www.rpi.edu/~sofkam/
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