Re: backup question

From: Luca Olivetti (no email)
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 17:58:09 EDT


Ken Murchison wrote:

> Each mailbox has a header, index and cache file associated with it
> (cyrus.*). All that is obsolutely necessary to back up are the message
> files themselves, because the cyrus.* files can be rebuilt using
> 'reconstruct'.
>
> The database that you might be thinking about is /var/imap/mailboxes.db
> which contains a master list of all trhe mailboxes on the system.
> Backup copies of this file are automatically rolled over into
> /var/imap/db.backup[12] each time a checkpoint is done via ctl_cyrusdb.

Are you saying that it's not necessary to stop cyrus while making the
backup?
(the thread starting here
http://asg.web.cmu.edu/archive/message.php?mailbox=archive.info-cyrus&msg=11525
seems to imply that's not safe to take snapshots with cyrus running, but
that was about 2.0 and db3, maybe with 2.1.x and skiplist it is safe?)

-- 
Luca Olivetti







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