how to restore a backup of single mailbox/folder with many subfolders without disturbing the other mailboxes
nollr at leenox.de
Wed Mar 10 08:14:15 EST 2010
Patrick Boutilier wrote:
> On 03/10/2010 06:52 AM, Robert Noll wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> i'd like to ask for advice on how to restore a backup of single mailbox
>> without disturbing the other mailboxes.
>> Let's say user albert deleted an important folder with many (100+,
>> hierarchy) subfolders accidentally.
>> A complete system backup from yesterday evening is available,
>> but i don't want to restore the whole mail-system to the state of yesterday
>> because that would mean other users would loose anything that has
>> happened since then (sent, received etc).
>> Following some info i found,
>> i created a new mailbox folder for the user in the mailsystem
>> (albert/myrestore) ,
>> restored the files from the backup system in there,
>> and ran reconstruct -r albert/myrestore
>> while the mails directly inside the folder are now visible correctly,
>> the subfolders are not visible,
>> any idea how to solve this ?
> Try the -f option with reconstruct.
> -f Examine the filesystem underneath mailbox, adding all directories
> with a cyrus.header found there as new mailboxes. Useful for
> restoring mailboxes from backups.
>> please advise =)
>> Robert Noll
>> Cyrus Home Page: http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/
>> Cyrus Wiki/FAQ: http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/twiki
>> List Archives/Info: http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/mailing-list.html
> Cyrus Home Page: http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/
> Cyrus Wiki/FAQ: http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/twiki
> List Archives/Info: http://asg.web.cmu.edu/cyrus/mailing-list.html
Thanks for the reply,
using -f from within cyradm gave me an error
cyrus at mailserver$ cyradm localhost
... pw entry ...
localhost> reconstruct -f user/albert/myrestore
usage: reconstruct [-r] mailbox
but manually calling /usr/sbin/cyrreconstruct -f user/albert/myrestore
said it has discovered the subfolders,
however they still do not show up in imap client,
even after running
reconstruct -f user/albert/myrestore from cyradm
again, logging out and back in, using a webmail instead of imapclient etc...
nothing helped =(
maybe old version ? cyradm : "version" says : v2.2.13-Debian-2.2.13-10
server is debian etch
dpkg --list | grep cyrus
ii cyrus-admin-2.2 2.2.13-10
Cyrus mail system (administration tools)
ii cyrus-common-2.2 2.2.13-10
Cyrus mail system (common files)
ii cyrus-imapd-2.2 2.2.13-10
Cyrus mail system (IMAP support)
ii libcyrus-imap-perl22 2.2.13-10
Interface to Cyrus imap client imclient libr
i'm a bit scared of updating cyrus however,
would be a problem to have a broken mailsystem for a few days
do you think it should work in my current version ?
am i using the cyrreconstruct or cyradm wrong ?
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