How to use backup/replica

Niels Dettenbach (Syndicat IT & Internet) nd at
Thu May 17 01:39:21 EDT 2018

Am 16. Mai 2018 22:08:53 MESZ schrieb Albert Shih <Albert.Shih at>:
>When it's working, I would like to know ... how to use the backup.
>The question maybe sound totaly stupid, but well, with dovecot I know
>to use the backup. But with cyrus imap ... I don't know.
>Three cases :
>1/ What should I do if someone loose a mail and warn me long after
>delete time. But If I got the file on the backup (cheat disk so can
>  the much longer deleted mail).
> 2/ What should I do if I got a corruption a database, how should I fix
>  that with the backup.
>  3/ What should I do if my server loose everything.

Hi Albert,

if not yet done, i would recommend to read this (depending from if you use 2.x or 3.x be aware of the new backup features in 3.x) to get a first overview:

hth a bit.

good luck,

Niels Dettenbach
Syndicat IT & Internet

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