[Dovecot] Anyone successfully setup Continous Backup of mailboxes using rsync ?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 10 16:08:20 EET 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 13:57 +0000, Stephen Usher wrote:
> I've written a program, which is run by cron once a minute, which searches for 
> messages within all the users' inboxes and then hard-links them into a backup 
> store elsewhere on the disk. Then, once a day a reaper process runs which checks 
> for all files in that store with only one link and have not been accessed for a 
> set amount of time (in our case 90 days) and then deletes those files. In other 
> words, the messages are kept for 90 days after they have been deleted or moved 
> out of the user's inbox.

http://wiki.dovecot.org/Plugins/Lazyexpunge also does pretty much that,
although for all mailboxes, not just for INBOX. And it doesn't
automatically expire them.

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