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Old 12-29-2005, 04:26 PM
19leo19 19leo19 is offline
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Nobody knows how to backup exim mail queue?


Hi,

I want to backup exim email queue? How?

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Leo



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Old 12-29-2005, 09:24 PM
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Just archive the folder that contains it's queue. Usually something like:
tar cjf exim-queue-backup.tar.bz2 /var/spool/exim/input
will do the thing.

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owww finally someone replied. Thank you PerfTuner... I am collecting SPAM evidence from server...

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Old 12-29-2005, 11:26 PM
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That probably isn't going to work unless you stop exim before you start to tar the directory and don't restart it until it's done. Tar will back out of making the archive if the file changes during the archiving. The mail queue changes all the time, so you'd have to either make a backup with cp, and tar that or stop exim while tar is running.

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