[CalendarServer-users] debian, getting started

Cyrus Daboo cdaboo at apple.com
Mon Nov 17 08:28:57 PST 2008

Hi Frank,

--On November 16, 2008 9:59:50 PM +0100 Frank Hartmann <soundart at gmx.net> 

> thank you very much! Works now! Still playing with it and looks fine.
> I have one other question: I am not familar with these xattr
> filesystem extensions and the manpage stated that these are required for
> CalendarServer.
> What is the procedure to backup a CalendarServer db? Do I have to
> preserve the xattrs somehow?

Yes you need to preserve xattrs. How you do that will depend on what tools 
you want to use. Typically there are options for tar and rsync, for 
example, that you may need to turn on to ensure xattrs are saved and 

> Do I need to shutdown the CalendarServer while doing the backup?

It is probably best to do that as there could be times when the server is 
in the process of doing updates to a resource and the calendar index file - 
and the two could be out of sync for a short while as the operation is 
being executed.

Cyrus Daboo

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