danno at internet2.edu
Wed Sep 26 15:23:58 PDT 2007
On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 01:11:52PM -0700, Jeroen van Aart wrote:
> Thanks to anyone who answered. It helps a lot finding a workable
> solution. I did find out there exists a tool called imapsync. Don't
> think it would work well to continuously mirror a live copy, it seems a
> bit flaky.
not knowing anything about the real issues or what other people have
done, the thing that comes to mind is a custom imap proxy that talks to
You'd have to make sure that incoming mail ended up in both places at
the same time for this approach to work. you could do this with a custom
mark's statements about this kind of thing making the whole system
more fragile & prone to failure come to mind as i think about trying
to make such a thing work.
Another thought is to find or write an imap server that uses an RDBMS
as its backend storage; then use the DB's existing replication tools to
do the replication. there's a purported early-beta quality thing called
"decimail" out there that does this.
on the other hand:
on perhaps a more useful note, One thing you might present to your
management as an alternative to a live backup copy is a nightly sync to
the backup servers.
A lot less complicated, provides a lot of the benefit.
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