[Dovecot] Issues with SIS and Backups - was Re: v2.1.0 status

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Feb 13 12:36:47 EET 2012

On 13.2.2012, at 9.49, Jan-Frode Myklebust wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 05:58:20PM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> doveadm backup -u user at domain backup:
>> And it would output the user's messages to stdout (or to some file). So it would be similar to e.g. PostgreSQL's pg_dump.
> So only full backups, no incremental backups?

I know people are doing incremental backups with PostgreSQL, so it should be possible with Dovecot too. I'm not sure about the details yet tough.

> Then what's the benefit over just copying the files (of a snapshot)?

If SIS is enabled, it's a little difficult to restore specific user's mails from a filesystem based backup.

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