manually force delete a mailbox
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Wed Dec 3 13:25:27 EST 2003
On Dec 3, 2003, at 5:43 AM, Robert Scussel wrote:
> is spool/user/graeme.mercurycload.net present (
> graeme^mercurycloud^net -- not sure on the way it is on disk )?
> Of course there is always the method of dump mailboxes.db file, edit,
> reimport, but that won't necessarily solve the underlying cause of
> your problem, just give you a quick fix to get rid of the mailbox.
I have done this.. edited out the line:
user.graeme^mercurycloud^net default graeme.mercurycloud.net
lrswipcda cyrus lrswipcda
Imported the file back in, checked with cyradm and the account is still
Anything I could have done wrong. Here was my procedure:
> su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/ctl_mboxlist -d -f
/var/imap/mailboxes.db' > /var/imap/mailboxes.bak
.. edit the file and remove the bad mailbox line
> su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/ctl_mboxlist -u <
> Will Prater wrote:
>> On Dec 2, 2003, at 1:37 PM, Andrew Morgan wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2 Dec 2003, Will Prater wrote:
>>>> I have a stuck mailbox. I have tried every method to delete it.
>>>> Here is an example of output from cyradm
>>>> localhost.mercurycloud.net> dm user/graeme.mercurycloud.net
>>>> deletemailbox: System I/O error
>>>> localhost.mercurycloud.net> cm user/graeme.mercurycloud.net
>>>> createmailbox: Mailbox already exists
>>>> I think I need to edit the db3 databse? Any ideas?
>>> Have you tried running reconstruct on the mailbox first? I'd try to
>>> the mailbox work correctly, then try to delete it.
>> Same results
>> > su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -f
>> user.graeme^mercurycloud^net: System I/O error No such file or
>> Any more ideas on this one?
> Robert Scussel
> 1024D/BAF70959/0036 B19E 86CE 181D 0912 5FCC 92D8 1EA1 BAF7 0959
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