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How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?

zeong

How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?
« on: August 21, 2005, 05:25:51 PM »
1) How can I backup the email & restore to another working system?

2) Can the user backup & restore his own mail?


Thanks.

Saverio

How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2005, 11:27:35 PM »
Those are Maildirs so you should just be able to tar-up the folders and copy them to the new server.

Michiel

How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 02:36:26 AM »
Quote from: "Saverio"
Those are Maildirs so you should just be able to tar-up the folders and copy them to the new server.


Careful about the file ownerships though. Depending on how you set up the new server you might wish to run "chown -R user:user" on the copied Maildirs.

Michiel

djhomeless

How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 11:29:14 AM »
Wouldn't the maildirs be packed up as a part of the normal backup/restore process?

Geoffrey

zeong

How to bakup & restore the email on a working system?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2005, 06:04:58 PM »
Quote from: "Saverio"
Those are Maildirs so you should just be able to tar-up the folders and copy them to the new server.

Thanks.
But can it keep the mails on the working server?