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Nobody knows how to backup exim mail queue?


I want to backup exim email queue? How?


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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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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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