copying mailboxes

Paul Slootman paul at
Thu Aug 3 08:59:48 GMT 2006

On Wed 02 Aug 2006, Drew Weaver wrote:

> conversion. Is it possible to do a incremental rsync on an entire
> directory? Say rsync /var/spool/mail on one machine to /test which is
> /var/spool/mail (nfs) on another machine?

Note that it's much more efficient to rsync to the system where the data
is actually stored, in this case the NFS server; otherwise the transfer
involves two network steps: rsync to the NFS client, and then from the
NFS client to the NFS server.

Of course, if the NFS server is a NetApp Filer, then you don't have much

Paul Slootman

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