[Box Backup] Backup of Maildir spool.

Kelly Black boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Wed Apr 1 22:06:43 BST 2009


I know it is silly, but I am trying out Box Backup on a mail
server that is using a Maildir spool.  This seems not to work
as the files are either new or deleted.

>From what I understand, Boxbackup tries to reclaim space from
old versions of files first.  I have all new and deleted files
(no versions of files are created as mail comes in as a new file
or is deleted).  Boxbackup seems to run out of space and refuse
to move on to reclaiming space from deleted files.  The client
and server are running the 0.10 code from the stable release.
If deleted files are reclaimed in the 0.11 code, I could give
it a try.

Here is the usage currently:

query > usage
          Used   223183.5Mb  80% ********************************
     Old files      504.1Mb   0% 
 Deleted files   167192.2Mb  60% ************************
   Directories     1207.7Mb   0% 
    Soft limit   256000.0Mb  92% *************************************
    Hard limit   276480.0Mb 100% ****************************************

If I give more to the limits, it just eats that up and does not lower the 
deleted files.

Thanks,
Kelly Black
Hutman, Inc.




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