> On Apr 9, 2018, at 5:34 AM, Marc Stürmer <m...@marc-stuermer.de> wrote:
> Am 2018-04-09 00:55, schrieb Steve Atkins:
>> Will a simple backup of all the files of an multi-dbox give me a
>> consistent state when I recover, or do I need to do something (e.g.
>> lock writes to the mailbox) while I run a backup?
> If you are doing this backup with a fully operational mail storage: no, it 
> won't. The reason is quite simple: mdbox saves the data of an email in 
> several files, so there's a good chance that those files might slightly 
> change during backup, while with Maildir all necessary data for the restore 
> is stored in the file names.
> If you want to do a consistent backup, you do need file system snapshots and 
> should make sure that this snapshot is consistent or to turn off the mail 
> store during backup completely

Thanks. Time to read up on snapshots!


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