Question for upgrading

Nic Bernstein nic at
Sat Dec 15 11:05:29 EST 2018

On 12/13/18 9:52 AM, Egoitz Aurrekoetxea wrote:
> I was trying to upgrade part of our Cyrus imap installation, 
> concretely that one consisting in still 2.3. I was planning to set up 
> Cyrus 3.0. I have seen all works properly except for the unexpunge 
> command because as someone stated here, a reconstruct -V max was 
> needed.The problem is that this reconstruct command, takes ages and 
> I'm not able to keep the service offline so many time. So I have been 
> thinking in the following scenario :

As long as you've followed all of the various steps needed to account 
for version changes, as outlined in the Release Notes for /all/ 
intermediary releases, then the last step should be the updating of the 
indexes.  Rather than running "reconstruct -V max" on all mailboxes at 
once, simply run it on subsets.  We've done this on large installations 
without ill effect.  You can have the service on line during the 
reconstruct, and, as you note, have most all functionality present.

We build a list of users (mboxlist.txt), and then run a cron job, during 
off-peak hours, using the 'parallel' command like so (from 'crontab -e 
-u cyrus'):

    ### ## Start a batch of recursive reconstruct jobs at 7PM and
    discontinue ## at 6:53AM. 0 19 * * * parallel -j 5 --resume --joblog
    /var/lib/imap/reconstruct.log cyrus reconstruct -G -V max -r -u {} <
    /var/lib/imap/mboxlist.txt 53 06 * * * kill -TERM `ps ax | grep
    [p]arallel | awk '{print $1}'`


Nic Bernstein                             nic at
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