Re: missing /var/mail
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On 02/01/08 12:49, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2008-02-01 19:23 +0100, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
>> The question is, why did I lose the data? Isn't the journal in ext3
>> supposed to prevent this from happening?
> No. The purpose of a journal is to ensure data integrity, not to make
> sure the disk is always in sync with the file data cache. If you want
> that, you have to mount the filesystem with the `sync' option (which
> will result in a big performance loss).
> My hunch is that your mails never made it to the disk and are lost for
> good. FWIW, I'd recommend to leave mails on the server, if you are
> using POP3, to ensure they aren't lost in case of a power failure.
Use a storage method that doesn't put all eggs in one basket.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals
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