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#1 2013-01-27 22:03:57

djraymondnm
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From: Socorro, NM, USA
Registered: 2011-12-28
Posts: 55
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[SOLVED] filesystem upgrade and existing modifications to filesystem

Hello,

I like to put incoming mail into a separate filesystem /mailweb/mail.  To do this I
made a symbolic link from /var/mail to this address.  Today I did the filesystem upgrade
(filesystem 2013.01-1) and the symbolic link disappeared only to be replaced by
the original link to /var/spool/mail.  Needless to say, this caused a minor disruption of my
email service.  (I use exim.)

What should I do to prevent such disruptions in the future?  Should I link /mailweb/mail
to /var/spool/mail rather than /var/mail?

Last edited by djraymondnm (2013-01-27 23:57:04)

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#2 2013-01-27 23:44:36

bernarcher
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From: Germany
Registered: 2009-02-17
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Re: [SOLVED] filesystem upgrade and existing modifications to filesystem

Moving to Networking, Server, and Protection.


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... the questions remain forever.

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#3 2013-01-27 23:56:11

djraymondnm
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From: Socorro, NM, USA
Registered: 2011-12-28
Posts: 55
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Re: [SOLVED] filesystem upgrade and existing modifications to filesystem

Found a solution -- the mailbox location in exim.conf can be changed to whatever
one likes, avoiding this problem.  Same for the imap server dovecot.

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