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Managing and Archiving MAIL? (BACKUP)

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The Question is:

I would like to quit backing up VMS mail, but obviously you cannot do that on
 image backups.  So, what I would like to do is create a user_mail disk and
 create user directories on that disk, then point all mail directories there.
 Then I would just NOT in
clude this disk in my backup scheme.  Unfortunately, it does not look like I
 can specify a seperate disk/directory for mail.
Am I missing something?  Is there a way that I can do this?

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS MAIL requires that target mail file for incoming mail is in
  the user's login directory or in a user-specified subdirectory of
  that login directory, and there is no way to alter this.
  Users can use SET FILE or FILE commands to move the contents of mail
  folders into mail files on other disks.  This is a common technique
  for archiving older mail messages, of course.
  You could also mark the undesired files as /NOBACKUP, of course.

answer written or last revised on ( 10-JUL-2002 )

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