Re: Mailboxes are in Maildir format. Any good backup tips? Had    success with version control?

Tim Groeneveld tim at
Tue Jul 1 00:46:24 UTC 2014

---- On Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:41:25 +1000 Bob Miller<bob at> wrote ---- 
 > check out rsnapshot.  Tried, tested, and true on my systems for just 
 > short of a decade now... 

+1 for rsnapshot. With the config file you can determine how many backups
for different days that you want to keep.

eg from the config file:

retain hourly 6
retain daily 7
retain weekly 7
retain monthly 3

Add to the awesome config that it will save you disk space by hardlinking
existing copies to previous files that were already backup up, while ensuring
that each snapshot folder is easily restored.

You will have yourself a perfect backup platform which is deployed in
less time then it takes to have a relaxing bath!

Also, a version control system is not a backup system.

Check out this blog post:

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