Can I run rsync over currently running mail server?

Imagine some mail server that works and extensively using some files.
I want to rsync files over ssh(mails and inboxes, all mail data) without stopping CommuniGate
Is it safe?
Nusrat NuriyevAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

serialbandCommented:
What do you mean by safe?  You won't get everything because new mail/data may be arriving/added all the time, but you should be able to get most of it.  You could always run rsync again and get the parts that got missed, and catch up on some more, but you'll never be guaranteed to get it all while it's running.
0
gheistCommented:
Nothing can stop you from that... Mail is very compressable, so uze -z parameter to rsync.
First rsync will take some time, after refreshes will be instant.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Unix OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.