Backup methods

Albert Shih Albert.Shih at
Wed May 9 05:19:54 EDT 2018

Hi everyone.

I would like to know what's kind of backup method are recommended for

My cyrus-imapd host (only one currently) are running under FreeBSD jail (something like
systemd-nspawn, lxc) & ZFS so I'm intend to use this method :

  stop the vm
  take a zfs snapshot
  start the vm

send the zfs snapshot on a backup server.

But that's going to kill some imap transaction event it's very short (~ 10 secondes), so I'm
wondering if they are better method.


Albert SHIH
DIO bâtiment 15
Observatoire de Paris
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Wed May 9 11:15:59 CEST 2018

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