[Dirvish] Excessively Long backups on a Postfix Mailder vault with Dovecot as the IMAP server

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Wed Mar 19 18:01:36 UTC 2008


On Wed 19 Mar 2008, Kenneth Lerman wrote:

> Do you have daily or weekly logs? Do they get renamed when you cycle to the 
> next day or week? If so, then each time you cycle to the next day or week, 
> you generate a new copy of the log to back up.
> 
> If you are using logrotate, use the option that names the log for the date 
> and doesn't rename it.

That option is "dateext". Make sure your version understands it.

The "savelog" command (used at least on Debian and derivatives) also
understands a "-d" option that uses a date format like logrotate,
although it includes the time, not just the date (as you can call
savelog more than once a day). Here also you need a suitably recent
version.


Paul Slootman


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