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Re: Backup /var/spool/postfix & restoring

From: Wietse Venema <wietse_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 22 2010 - 16:50:05 GMT
To: Postfix users <>

sunhux G:
> >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
> We do backup once in the night but thing is the mails keep coming in
> round the clock. So what we can get from the backup tape is not
> usable because postfix is not shut down when backup is taken.

You deleted an important part from Victor's reply.

You can MAKE backups while the Postfix runs, but you cannot RESTORE
backups (while Postfix runs or while the queue is not empty).