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Email Archival to S3

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by eric@inetf, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. eric@inetf

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm looking at using Email Archiving on one cpanel account that has a legal obligation to retain email for 7 years. From the looks of it the stock Email Archiving within Cpanel will do what I want, however does anyone know an easy way to move the mail archives to S3?

    I had thoughts of symlinking the mail dir directory but by the looks of it the archives are put in the top level of the users mail dir in their home directory. The other option is to write a script that moves the file each night to S3 and then creates a symlink back in the users mail dir?

    Are these the only options? Is there an easier way to change the location the daily archive files are created?

    Eric.
     
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    Hi Eric,

    I recommend you add a Feature Request for this.
    Our developers love feature requests and if a particular request gets enough votes then there's a
    good chance it will be included in a future release.
     
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    Hello :)

    Have you considered simply making a standard backup of the account. An account backup will include the email archives. Or, if you prefer to backup the email archives on their own, you could setup a script that copies over the archives at set intervals to the remote destination.

    Thank you.
     
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    Yes I am currently taking dailies and backing them up to S3 with the S3backup plugin. The cool thing I liked about the Email archival in the cpanel interface was the ability to access through webmail and search etc.

    Cheers,
    Eric.
     
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    Thanks I will do that. Your developers not only love feature requests they are very good at implementing new features in their too. I never realised how easy it could be to manage a server until using cpanel.

    Eric.
     
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