On Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 07:35:05PM +0000, Barry Scott wrote:
> On Thursday, 4 January 2018 13:08:33 GMT Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > Barry Scott wrote on 31/12/17 17:41:
> > > I think that for my backups to run for a user I will need to stop their
> > > systemd user services.
> > Out of curiosity, why do you think that the process needs to be stopped
> > for the backups to run?
> The process of concern are running fetchmail that is calling into dovecot.
> If I do not stop dovecot the Mail dir will not be consistent.
> If I do not stop the fetchmail process then dovecot will be called
> and the backup can see an inconsistent state.
In such cases you should use "fsreeze" around backups.
Tomasz Torcz "God, root, what's the difference?"
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