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

Charles Cazabon charlesc-dovecot at
Tue Jul 1 03:16:48 UTC 2014

deoren <Dovecot-mailing-list at> wrote:
> Right now I'm using LVM snapshots + tarballs for daily backups, but
> I'd like to get better coverage for incremental changes that occur
> throughout the day. The size of existing content is low, but (small)
> changes are frequent.

If you actually want to preserve those increments (as opposed to just keeping
an rsync mirror up-to-date), I like rdiff-backup.  It handles maildirs well
because of the one-message-per-file design.

Charles Cazabon
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