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[Discuss] Backing up LVM partitions using snapshots

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Derek Martin <invalid at> wrote:

> This argument strikes me as being a lot like the mbox vs. maildir
> argument: the big benefit of maildir is that it's less likely to
> corrupt your mailboxes (that, and avoiding the locking problem)...
> But in 20 years or so of using mbox, I've never experienced that
> problem. :)

In 28 years or so of using mbox, I've been burned by this problem
eight times. I switched to Maildir years ago for my personal mail
archives, but my Mailman lists still use mbox, and whenever I had
to rebuild a list archive containing decades of list traffic, I've often
discovered that the huge mbox file had silently been corrupted
in one or more places.

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