crash recovering

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Fri Jul 11 08:43:16 EDT 2003


Since you are using my rpms, you should find the file
/usr/share/cyrus-imapd/contrib/batchreconstruct which I've been told does
exactly what you want (I have not used it :)

Check the directory /var/lib/imap/backup/. You'll find gzip compressed
backups of the current mailboxlist, called mboxlist.gz, mboxlist.1.gz,...


> hello list,
> can anyone explain me how to recover from a crash.
> expect we have only the mail-files (xxx.) and no
> header, index or cache files, also expect the central
> mailbox file doesn't know anything of the user we want
> to recover, how can i do that.
> when i go into the mail-directory, eg. /var/spool/imap
> and i try to reconstruct with 'reconstruct -r -f'
> nothing happens.
> as i understood the documentation, all i need to do is to
> call 'reconstruct -r -f ..', and then 'ctl-cyrusdb -r'.
> in my case it doesn't work.
> do i need to go inside then inbox of the user?
> anything else to pay attention for.
> system-profile:
> Redhat 7.3
> cyrus-imap: 2.1.12-3
> (from simon matter
> cyrus-sasl: 2.1.12-2
> thankx for all answers
> greetings
> Sven

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