MacOS X Server Update 10.5.5 Does Not Fix Time Machine Backup Problem


If you commented out “/private/var/spool” in StdExclusions.plist in your 10.5.4 Server installation and installed 10.5.5 tonight, you’ll need to go comment it out again, or your Time Machine backup will not include your IMAP users’ E-mail store (see my previous post on this subject).

The file I refer to is


and under “ContentsExcluded” is


the default location for the mail store. But strangely enough “/var/imap” (the default location for the database) is not excluded.

C’mon, Apple, get it together.

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