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Mac Tip: Fixing Postfix after Time Machine restore

Posted on 23/2/08 by Felix Geisendörfer

Jo folks, just a real quick tip that took me a while to figure out. If you restored your OSX 10.5 system with a TimeMachine backup recently, you might have noticed that it breaks postfix. Thats because some files are excluded from the backup.

The fix is fairly simple:

Run 'sudo /etc/postfix/post-install create-missing' from the Terminal and restart your system.

Now you should be able to test email sending in your web applications again : ).

-- Felix Geisendörfer aka the_undefined


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pinchies said on Apr 25, 2008:

Thanks! This fixed my problem. The excluding of files is actually quite annoying, as quite a number of things broke for me.

Felix Geisendörfer said on Apr 26, 2008:

Yeah I find this annoying as well. But all in all I was happy the backup worked and in my case it was just postfix that was broken if I recall correctly.

chris janton  said on Aug 03, 2008:

cat /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/StdExclusions.plist

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