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

Terry Barnum terry at dop.com
Wed Feb 10 21:22:06 EET 2010

On Feb 10, 2010, at 6:08 AM, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> 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.

There's also rsnapshot which I've been using for hardlinked,  
incremental backups for a couple years now. Very flexible and has  
saved us a couple times.



Terry Barnum
digital OutPost
San Diego, CA


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