Upcoming Trip...

From: Vassilis Prevelakis <vp_at_cs.drexel.edu>
Date: Sat Dec 4 03:44:03 2004

Brad Parker <brad_at_heeltoe.com> wrote:
> Wow. Did I just go through some sort of time warp?
> In my mail box are about 15 messages which are old. They start out on
> 12/3 but then there are about 15 'repeats' and then 12/3 again.

I had this happen to me (as the sender) when I restored a system from
backup. The machine had a single disk drive which failed, so when the
new disk drive arrived, I restored everything from a two month old
backup. It was a piece of cake and the system was back to normal.

Or so I thought! ... After a couple of days I started receiving
messages like Brad's asking whether I had gone senile and started
emailing people about deadlines that had already past etc.

What happened was that when the backup was made, there were a bunch of
emails in the mail queue and they were backed up along with everything
else. Two months later when the backup was restored, sendmail found
them in the mail queue and sent them along (again).

Received on Sat Dec 04 2004 - 03:44:03 GMT

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