[ILUG] Dovecot cache files
philip.reynolds at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 09:33:35 IST 2007
On 09/08/07, Gary Pigott <ilug at garypigott.net> wrote:
> I do a continuous incremental online backup of my email (because I can) but
> Dovecot's cache files (the dovecot.index.cache files in each dir) are
> causing extra traffic. The cache is a Good Thing (tm) because it means fast
> directory listings, but it's a bad thing when it doubles the backup traffic.
> What I want to know is if the cache files automatically generated at run
> time if they are missing, or will Dovecot crap itself and fall over? This
> would enable me to use a regex to exclude them from the backup.
The quickest way to test this would have been to try this yourself... :)
And no, they're no critical in terms of Dovecot starting or operating.
Dovecot will happily recreate them and I'd never back them up.
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