Re: links to qmail queue fix apps was Re: [Nolug] qmail backup strategy

From: John D. Tiedeman <jdtiede_at_sstar.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 09:56:15 -0500
Message-ID: <40853A0F.2090000@sstar.com>

John Hebert wrote:

>--- Dustin Puryear <dpuryear@usa.net> wrote:
>...
>
>
>>The real trick with qmail is that you can't restore
>>files straight from a
>>backup. The filename of files in a qmail queue are
>>based on the inodes.
>>During a restore the chances of you restoring to the
>>same inode are close to
>>zero, so the restored filename will be wrong. There
>>are tools that will
>>rename the files appropriately that are linked to at
>>the qmail website. Be
>>sure to get familiar with one of them before you
>>need to do a real restore.
>>
>>
>
>Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for keeping me
>straight!
>
>Here is the info that Dustin mentioned, which I found
>on one of the mirrored sites on http://www.qmail.org.
>I assume all of the mirrored sites listed are in sync
>(man, that's a screwy way to do that). I've copied the
>_embedded_links_ below the quote:
>
># Eric Huss has released _queue-fix 1.4_. It repairs
>or generates a qmail queue structure. You can use this
>to help move your queue location, or if you regenerate
>the file system and the inode numbering changes. It
>will also fix permissions and ownerships of the files.
>Eric reports that Matthew Harrell wrote a
>_patch_to_queue-fix_ which makes it work with Russ
>Nelson's _big-todo_ patch. Patches upon patches!
># Harald Hanche-Olsen has a shell/awk/gnu-find script
>which _renames_a_queue_so that it has the right
>filenames (corresponding to inodes).
>
>http://www.netmeridian.com/e-huss/queue-fix.tar.gz
>http://qmail.area.com/queue-fix-todo.patch
>http://qmail.area.com/top.html#big-todo
>http://qmail.area.com/queue-rename
>
>Sorry if I confused anyone!
>
>John Hebert
>
>
>
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I used to have the same problem restoring CompuServe mail files. I quit
CS about four years ago for other reasons, so don't know if this is
still true.

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