deliver.db == 50MB

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri Jul 25 11:38:09 EDT 2003

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, Mike Cathey wrote:

> I just wanted to see if it was normal to see the deliver db get this
> big...

Yes.  It's keeping track of every delivered message (also, if you're using
berkeley or skiplist there may be a lot of 'unused' space that the
database just doesn't bother deallocating for performance reasons).

For example,

mail4:sun4x_58:~# ls -l /imap/conf/deliver.db
-rw-r-----   1 cyrus    staff    90103808 Jul 25 11:36 /imap/conf/deliver.db

Which is just one of our 5 backends.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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