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
(the thread starting here
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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