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Re: Backup /var/spool/postfix & restoring

From: Victor Duchovni <Victor.Duchovni_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 16:19:19 GMT
To: postfix-users@postfix.org

On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:29:27PM +0800, sunhux G wrote:

> >You should not directly manipulate the postfix queue directories.
> >man postsuper for the correct invocation of the -d option.
>
> If there's a hard disk crash or corruption of /var/spool/postfix/...,
> can we restore from tapes the /var partition & is there any
> special recovery of postfix needed?

So long as Postfix is not running when the queue is restored, and the
queue starts empty (you are not adding old queue files to a queue
that has received new queue files) you can restore, and then start
Postfix.

-- Viktor.