Mail back-up system

Iantcho Vassilev ianchov at
Thu Feb 9 00:26:50 PST 2006

That`s preatty interesting..
I read the article and the idea is good. But i would like to know what MTA
are you using..In the paper you said that at first the email is strored in
Mailbox format. Isn`t that a bottleneck. WHat are the loads of the machines.


On 2/9/06, Olivier Nicole <on at> wrote:
> Hi,
> As a sys-admin, I am often bugged by users who had mistakenly deleted
> some very important email, and could I recover it from the tape
> back-up.
> I try to explain to them that back-up is only run once per 24 hours
> and maybe their message arrived since the last run, and that tapes are
> there to recover disk crash, not user bad moves, it still eats up
> quite some amount of my time (and it is a stupid task).
> So I came up with a system whereby messages are duplicated on a second
> server and users can use a web page to browse that second server and
> recover emails.
> Kust in case someone maybe interested, the system is explained there:
> Bests,
> Olivier
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