Basic instructions are given in the enclosed documentation. All options are listed in the online documentation. To see it, issue "man mailbfr".
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About Athanasios Alexandrides
Alex has been working in the IT arena for over 30 years. During his career he has held senior management positions within several IT companies. Among them globuDATA, Systrade, Wolf Computer (an Ascom company), Micronetics Consulting SA and IBM. In 1999, he quit corporate life to found Art & Pixels together with his wife. Art & Pixels specialised in the development and project management of web applications and covered a series of consultancy and instruction mandates for a broad range of clients.
Today he focuses on helping OS X Server administrators, IT project management and software development. While his passion are Apple related projects, he is at home on many platforms. He is fluent in German, English, French, Italian and thus, able to assist an international clientele.
This depends mostly on the amount of mailboxes and mails you have. Bear in mind, that mail is usually composed of many many small files. Many small files take longer to copy than one large file. A full (or first) backup takes much longer than successive (incremental) backups. The amount of time necessary for a […]
Unfortunately we haven’t found a safe way around this issue yet. You’ll have to live with it. Important: "mailbfr -f" should only be used if your database is corrupted, not just for the sake of it and not just to recover a single user. If you need to fix a single user, issue "mailbfr -m […]
There are pros and cons for each method. Again this really depends on the amount of mail and mailboxes you have. Although we cannot decide for you, we favor “rotation”. Rotation will make a full backup per week and just add changes on a daily basis.
Most likely your path contains spaces. This is generally not advisable. If you cannot take the spaces out of your path for some reason, you will need to "escape" them.