[MlMt] Restoring from backup

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Thu Mar 18 23:13:33 EDT 2021

On 18 Mar 2021, at 18:41, Martin S Taylor wrote:

> I've corrupted something in my IMAP file structure on my local 
> fileserver. What files do I need to restore from Time Machine to get 
> it back to the state it was in this morning?

The MailMate message store is in ~/Library/Application 
Support/MailMate/Messages/ and the index of those messages which allows 
MM to do fast searches is in ~/Library/Application 
Support/MailMate/Database.noindex/ so if you restore those, you should 
get everything you need. The risk of that is if you had MM open at 
backup time and open files were not flushed to disk, you could have 
inconsistencies between the messages and the index files or amongst the 
index files themselves. If you do a restore from TM (or any other 
backup) you should probably do a database rebuild as well, as described 
in the MailMate Help documentation.

Bill Cole
bill at scconsult.com or billcole at apache.org
(AKA @grumpybozo and many *@billmail.scconsult.com addresses)
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