193537clock problem and postfix behaviour
- Mar 1, 2006Hi,
we had a big problem yesterday : a power loss in our datacenter.
Our mail server restarted with a clock set to 2003, although it's a brand new
server (and I supposed it was a brand new battery !)
When I saw that, I hurried to set the clock to 2006. Then the mail server
rejected all the messages it received but not delivered during the time it
was set to 2003, with "status=expired, returned to sender"
I'm wondering if I could have done something differently to avoid this
problem, but I don't have the answer for now. Any idea ?
Or maybe something in Postfix could be implemented to avoid this annoying
behaviour ? I imagine it's not the first time that this problem occurs, and
it certainly won't be the last time ! After a power loss, we don't have to
time to read the whole Postfix manual, so I think it will be better if
Postfix could handle this problem automatically whatever the admin mistakes !
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