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  • Nick Howitt wrote:

    For LE, it is in the documentation for LE - The setting is not backed up, as you say. I wonder if it can be safely but the restore program would need extra functionality to restart the webconfig.

    For e-mail, if you use cyrus-imapd, all mail is under /var/spool/imap and /var/lib/imap. The raw mails are under /var/spool/imap and there is a database and other stuff under /var/lib/imap. These can be copied/rsync'd/tar'd across, but it will do everyone at the state of the last mails. If your e-mails have moved on since then, you have a bit of a pickle. You can possibly copy any new e-mails for the user as a backup, can copy in all the old e-mails under /var/spool/imap, but they will all appear as unread and you won't see any where you have replied. Then the new ones you've backed up can probably then be copied in as well, but make sure the files don't duplicate. Be careful manipulating files as the naming is odd as they all end with a . and things don't always go as expected. I think if you edit them you initially lose the trailing ".". Make sure you also copy in the cyrus.* files in each folder or you will have to run "reconstruct" on the mailbox.

    Thanks Nick.

    I wanted to close this adventure off for now. I change the self signed cert as per the link provided. No more messages! Thanks for the link! I'm not sure why I didn't find it myself!

    I gave up on the cyrus email extract and told the individual in question that the email was lost. It's a bit of a cop-out but I ran out of patience. :)

    As always, thanks for all your help, Nick. Much appreciated!!