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Re: Backup from huge Maildirs

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 17:06 +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello *,
> the FileServer im my Enterprise hosts arround 60 users and has apache, 
> courier-imap, php5, ssh and proftpd installed.
> Now I backup each night and for the /home it is no problem since the
> most files are big and each ${USER} backup has only 2-3 GByte except my
> ${HOME} which is very huge (26 GByte).
> My problem is the /Maildirs directory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  --  Argh!
> It taks to much time (over 5 hours) to do incremental backup using the
> rsync method.

my main problem with backing-up Maildirs is that in courier new mails
are in "new" and when read those same mails are in "cur"
couple of big mails read result in huge pointless data-transfers.
anyone know some simple solution for that?


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