Is there any way to keep the "seen" state in a reconstruct?

Wesley Craig wes at
Tue Nov 4 14:31:56 EST 2008

The seen list is indexed by the mailbox ID which is stored in the  
cyrus.header file.  If you don't copy the cyrus.header file, your  
seen data is useless.  Reconstruct will retain the mailbox ID if the  
cyrus.header file is intact.  Hope that helps.


On 04 Nov 2008, at 13:43, Ciprian Marius Vizitiu ((GBIF)) wrote:
> On a Cyrus 2.3.7 running on RHEL5 I'm attempting to import an  
> existing IMAP
> store by simply copying the old store. Since the user.seen are both
> "skiplist" I thought I'd keep them so:
> 1. Copy the messages (but not cyrus.index/cache/header)
> 2. update mboxlist (export, edit, import)
> 3. bring user.seen
> 4. reconstruct -r
> ... still, I lose the "seen" state. Doesn't make any difference  
> whether I
> bring back the seen file before or after the reconstruct. Any hints?

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