Cyrus Reconstruct Problems
phr2101 at columbia.edu
Fri Aug 19 10:45:21 EDT 2005
I don't see a -i as a valid argument in the reconstruct src. Maybe
its from an older version.
What upgrade did you perform? To 10.4 I assume.
I think you need to run reconstruct with -rfx
user.username.foldername (wherever the missing mail is located) to
rebuild the index.
You might want to back up all the cyrus.* files before doing this,
since you've had unpredictable results.
Some mail clients (I think Apple Mail and outlook) can get confused
about the date for the missing messages after a reconstruct.
Can your user's IMAP client access the inbox? or is that still a
On Aug 18, 2005, at 5:46 PM, Jed Davidow wrote:
> I have been having some serious cyrus problems all week. I do not
> understand why they are occurring, and I hope that someone here can
> help me out.
> We are runnng Mac OS Server 10.3.9
> After an upgrade, I have one user (out of 10) whose inbox was
> truncated from 3000 messages to 6.
> I checked, and the messages are still in /var/spool/imap/user/USER.
> I stopped the mail server and ran (as cyrus)
> /usr/bin/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -f -r user/USER
> What did this do? It makes the user's inbox dissapear. It shows up
> in cyradmin, shows up in a client subscribe list, but the IMAP
> client cannot access it, and I get this error when mail is
> delivered to it:
> Aug 18 14:28:42 localhost postfix/pipe: 76E1E3656F6: to=,
> orig_to=, relay=procmail, delay=23, status=deferred (temporary
> Note: This is the THIRD time this particular thing has happened to
> this user's inbox. I also managed to nuke on of his subfolders in
> the same manner.
> I also tried to run
> /usr/bin/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x user/USER
> but this did not help.
> To fix this, I have had to rebuild the ENTIRE cyrus db. And when I
> do, the reconstruct tool seems to miss some of the mail in this
> user's folders. (reconstruct -i).
> Does anyone have any ideas? Any at all? Apple TS is zero help.
> Some other questions:
> what is the reconstruct -i switch for? It seems to help rebuild
> the DB, but I cannto find any documentaion on it (I got it from
> another user who suggested to use that to rebuild).
> I am really just trying to understand why all this is happening.
> Thanks in advance.
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