Mailing List Message #98299
From: Lyle Giese <>
Subject: Re: Server backup
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:21:27 -0500
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <>
Jim Steil wrote:
> Hi
> We're reviewing our backup procedures for our mail server here and I
> was hoping to get a little input on what others are doing for backup.
> We are a small business, about 125 mail accounts.
> At this time we do the following:
> 1.  We run Backup Exec and do a full backup of the mail store once a
> week, and do incrementals the other nights.  We back everything up to
> a NAS device on our network.
> 2.  In addition to the Backup Exec backups, we do an rsync of the
> Accounts folder every night to the NAS device and then take a copy of
> that to a removable drive as well.
> I'm looking for input on what others are doing, or help pointing out
> the holes that may be in my strategy.
> Thanks in advance to anyone that wishes to share their expertise.
>    -Jim
Part of the equation here is - What format are your mailboxes?  Mbox or

It can make a difference.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.
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