What is 'data_directory' in main.cf for postfix

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Issue

  • When I updated postfix from 2.3.3-2.3.el5_6 to 2.3.3-7.el5, I was aware that /etc/postfix/main.cf.rpmnew was created and it's added the following line.
data_directory = /var/lib/postfix
  • What does it mean, and do we need to add the line into my main.cf?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11
  • postfix-2.3.3-7.el5

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