How do drop databases?

DEMBKOWSKI, Henryk (Henryk) hdembkowski at
Mon Oct 6 09:45:34 EDT 2008


Thanks for info. 

We are using skiplist for all databases. The problem is that we are
using annotations.db
to store some data. When we just remove this database process
sync_server is reinitialized
because there is no annotations.db files. I guess that Cyrus should be
reinitialized and then
empty database will be created. However we can't do this since it is
service impacted. 

I thought that maybe there is command which could tell Cyrus to drop its

Kind Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Murchison [mailto:murch at] 
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 4:42 PM
To: DEMBKOWSKI, Henryk (Henryk)
Cc: cyrus-devel at
Subject: Re: How do drop databases?

No special command to do so.  If any of the databases are using BDB,
then you should also clear out the contents of the db/ subdirectory.

DEMBKOWSKI, Henryk (Henryk) wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to clear/remove Cyrus databases (mailboxes.db and
> annotations.db)?
> I can remove file but maybe there is command which sends request to
> Cyrus?
> Kind Regards,
> Henryk

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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