Luciano ES writes: >I thought I could just move ~/Mail to external and start with a new empty Mail > directory, but then I realized I want to do incremental backups in the future > and I have no idea how to do that. The MH format relies on message file names > which are numbers in a sequence. If I just start with an empty directory (and > there are many directories, which become "folders" in mutt), new messages wil >l be named/numbered 1, 2, 3... all over again. Then I won't be able to just ad >d them to the master backup with rsync.
It sounds like your best option might be a cron-managed pick and refile statement. "pick" all of your email that is (let's just say) more than two months old, and "refile" it into a different folder that is soft-linked to your external disk. --hymie! http://lactose.homelinux.net/~hymie hy...@lactose.homelinux.net