In the finest tradition of itch scratching, I have written a short HOWTO on backing up data using an excellent open source tool called Duplicity, using Amazon’s S3 service as the datastore.
You can read the HOWTO here.
The random thoughts of a random techie.
I’ve not yet tracked down exactly when and where this crept in, but recently when logging in to my web mail, I’ve been seeing an error message like this:
Could not log on to timsieved daemon on your IMAP server localhost:4190.
I was puzzled because I’d not knowingly changed any configuration for either Dovecot or Squirrelmail and Dovecot’s sieved was still listening right where I expected it to be on port 2000. After a little digging I found in /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins/avelsieve/config/config.php this section:
/* ======================================================================== */ /* =================== ManageSieve Backend Options ======================== */ /* ======================================================================== */ /* Port where timsieved listens on the Cyrus IMAP server. Default is 2000. */ /** DEBIAN CHANGE: Despite upstream's intention Debian changed this default * distribution wide to 4190 which is thus default here. */
global $sieveport; $sieveport = 4190;
Well duh, thanks. Setting this value back to 2000 fixes the problem. Though perhaps, at some point, Debian will ship a default Dovecot configuration with the sieved on port 4190.