simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Sat Dec 17 12:05:52 EST 2005
> I am a bit anxious about destroying more than healing when using
> The situation:
> - One user ("info") has lost 20 out of 25 (sub-)folders in his INBOX.
> - The mailboxes are completely gone (no files, no directories, no entries
> in mailboxes.db).
> - I have a backup of all files from configdir and partition.
> - I assume not important: the user info is a virtual user, it is more a
> shared mailbox
> I want to kindly ask the community to check if what I found out will do
> the job:
> I intend to do this:
> - stop imapd
> - copy the 18 directories to partition/user/info including the 2 contained
> and including all the "cyrus.cache", "cyrus.header", "cyrus.index" files
> in each
> - change the owner of all files/dirs to cyrus:mail (like the existing
> - run "reconstruct -f user.info"
> - start imapd
> - is it important, which user runs the reconstruct?
su - cyrus -c "path_to_cyrus/reconstruct ..."
I suggest to restore all files into a subdir like "restore" and then run
reconstruct, so you don't destroy something.
> - the "reconstruct" will hit the 5 folders which are still there an
> working correctly
> I assume this is not a problem? If it is, I could create a intermediate
> folder and
> work only under this folder (later moving all folders up a level via
> - would the -x switch be beneficial to me? I thought no, because the
> from the backup should have the right ACLs
> - for clarification: the "-r" switch works similarily, but does not walk
> through the file
> structure in partition but uses the mailboxes.db and leaves directories
> not listet
> in the mailboxes.db untouched and does not add folders to the
> - "-p"-switch: what is the difference to "-f"? It reads that "p"
> "searches" directories
> which is not really a difference when knowing the name?
> - I do not use quota stuff, so would you recommend to run "quota -f"
> Thanks for sending me warnings, hints or confirmations.
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