Yes, I did intend to send my last email to the list.
On Mon, 2003-03-17 at 15:17, Rick Romero wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-17 at 14:43, Phil Goembel wrote:
> > I've been thinking about this too, only for keeping a backup
> > server in sync.
> > I'm wondering if it would make sense to use rsync to syncronize
> > the two servers, and to shut down the mail services while the
> > syncronization is taking place.
> > The idea is to minimize the time the services will be offline.
> > In the case of a backup system, the syncronization would happen
> > at regular intevals.
> > For moving to another server, I would think you could do something
> > like:
> > 1) copy everything over to the new server without shutting down the old
> > server,
> > 2) shut down the old server
> > 3) use rsync to catch any changes that happened since the time you
> > started copying and shutting the server down.
> > 4) connect the new server and start it up
> > I'm a newbie at this, so I won't be hurt if anyone wants to
> > tell me why this is a ridiculous idea. I suspect it may be
> > overkill, for example. I also suspect there may be a simpler
> > way to keep a backup server in sync
> I assume you wanted this to go to everyone, so I'm replying that way.
> This is a case where NFS mounts, and MySQL replication would come in
> handy. Never done it myself though.