[Dovecot] converting from mbox to maildir ?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Feb 2 12:10:22 EET 2012

On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 10:33 +0100, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> > dsync works for that too:
> >
> > 1. dsync backup all users somewhere
> > 2. wait close to the time you can shut down dovecot
> > 3. dsync backup all users the second time
> > 4. shutdown dovecot and MTA
> > 5. dsync backup once more (hopefully this will be relatively quick)
> >
> > The idea is that you can do incremental dsync backups. You'll of course
> > need to do this in a way that you don't run out of disk space..
> >
> Well I have NFS access to a Netapp filer with a LOT of disk space
> I need some modifications in my dovecot configuration to use NFS
> I think ?

No need for any modifications. As long as you don't have multiple
Dovecots in different servers accessing the same mails via NFS, there's
no trouble.

> mmap_disable = yes

Looks like you also have this already enabled. This is recommended (not
required) with NFS, but if you're not normally using NFS at all you
shouldn't enable this.

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