Mac OS X with Unix Mail Server, Squirrelmail
Posted on 2013-01-04
I'm recovering an older OS X Server boot volume, Server 10.5. The volume won't boot, and fails Disk Repair with to thread errors. The sever is running the Apple provided Unix mail server, Squirrelmail.
I have full backups. My recovery involves a full system restore, but I'm also working on a plan B.
Plan B involves manually copying folders from the compromised volume and working with them on a second server.
I'm copying the following Squirrelmail directories:
private/var/spool (appears to be bulk of IMAP mail data)
private/var/db (appears to be additional data and attachments)
I'm reviewing files in etc/squirrelmail/config and I believe I'm setup with default directories.
Can I simply enable the mail service on a second, nearly identical server and recreate the mail server by replacing these folders? Am I missing any folders from the source volume?