Cyrus Newbie

Ron McKeating R.J.Mckeating at
Fri Aug 22 09:12:37 EDT 2003

Hi we are looking at moving our 20,000 users from courier imap to cyrus.
We have done a test installation on a new hi spec server using redhat 9.
We copied the users mail across by firstly using the IMAP::Admin perl
module to create their folder structure and then using our own perl
script to copy all their files into the folder, renaming the files
numerically starting at 1 each time for each folder.

It all seems to work but the first time you connect it takes a hugely
long time to download your folders (a few hours) after which you can
connect from any client anywhere and all works well, very quick. We have
a perl script which do a reconstruct on each mailbox after we have
created them so I am not sure what the problem is. Why is there such a
long delay when you first connect. I think the server must be doing some
sort of indexing or something.

Any ideas or thoughts gratefully accepted.

Ron McKeating
Senior IT Services Specialist
Internet Services and Software Solutions
Loughborough University
01509 222329

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