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hello,

 

Is there a document discussing best practices for backing up e-mail data on Retrospect Clients? With Backup Server running during the day, and people leaving their mail applications open and auto-checking at night etc., how can one deal with e-mail data stores changing while they are being backed up? Does it matter?

 

The most common mail apps I run into are Entourage, Mail.app, and Eudora.

 

thanks for any advice and direction.

 

- eric

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Hi Eric,

 

You could edit your crontab and add the following to it:

 

/usr/bin/osascript -l AppleScript -e 'tell Application "Microsoft Entourage" to quit'

 

Set it to run just before your backup runs. Next morning you'll need to start Entourage (or whatever you use) again. Automating starting it again might be tricky because you have to guess when it's safe to.

 

Jason

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