Questions about backup files in /var/imap/db
daniel.shera.com at shera.com
Mon Jun 16 21:18:43 EDT 2003
Ken Murchison <ken at oceana.com> said:
> Daniel Qian wrote:
> > In the /var/imap/db directory of my email server I noticed several backup
> > files:
> > __db.001 __db.002 __db.003 __db.004 __db.005 log.0000000001
> > I figure I may use these files to restore messages in mailboxes. But I
> > couldn't find any documentation as to how these files are created and how
> > could use them to restore mailboxes. Anyone can give me some ideas how
> > work or point me to some resources where I can get to know how?
> These files are for restoring the mboxlist.db, they can not be used to
> restore messages. If you deleted a message file and don't have a
> backup, you're screwed.
> Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
> Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
> 716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
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How could I restore the mboxlist.db from these files? My mboxlist.db file is
a small file but how come these __db.00X files are much larger?
I tried ctl_mboxlist -u < mailbox.dump but didn't succeed.
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