Best method of backing up postfix

Paul Hutchings paul.hutchings at
Wed Apr 18 09:49:33 IST 2007

I guess it depends a little on the architecture of your distribution,
but all I do is a weekly tar/email of the /etc/postfix folder as it's
the only place that my postfix config files live.

There are a few odds and sods outside of that folder but they're related
to policy servers that can be added at leisure if I ever lost the box
and had to rebuild.

Paul Hutchings
Network Administrator, MIRA Ltd.
Tel: 44 (0)24 7635 5378
Fax: 44 (0)24 7635 8378
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-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Best method of backing up postfix


What would be the best method of backing up a postfix configuration?

I have several smtp systems that I need to DR protect and I was just 
wondering if I just need to tar the /etc directory of the systems



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