[Box Backup] Backup of Maildir spool.

Chris Wilson boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Wed Apr 1 22:36:03 BST 2009


Hi Kelly,

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Kelly Black wrote:

> 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.

It definitely should work.

> 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.
[...]
> 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% ****************************************

You don't seem to have hit the soft limit yet. The client should not be 
refusing to upload anything. How do you know that it is refusing? Do you 
see any messages in the logs about the store being full? Do you see any 
messages about housekeeping on the store server?

0.11 does have much better reporting and debugging tools for file upload 
decisions, so I'd recommend that you at least give it a try, and enable 
LogAllFileAccess, and maximum verbosity with the -V option, and let us 
know what it says around the time where it decides that the store is full 
and to stop backing up more files.

Cheers, Chris.
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