Backing up mailboxes

Patrick Boutilier boutilpj at
Tue Jun 14 11:55:38 EDT 2011

On 06/14/2011 12:47 PM, Michael D. Sofka wrote:
> 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.

Forgot to mention that we keep deleted and expunged for 7 days. The more 
disk space you have the longer you can keep them around for.

> Mike

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