??,?: space character in mailbox name

daniel qian daniel at shera.com.cn
Tue May 6 04:34:41 EDT 2003

The script only deals with the root folder of each mailbox, right? what
about the subfolders?

Best Regards,
Daniel Qian

???: owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
[mailto:owner-info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu] ?? Simon Matter
????: 2003?5?6? 14:05
???: Mike & Robyn Cairns
??: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
??: Re: space character in mailbox name

Mike & Robyn Cairns schrieb:
> Hi all,
> First (hopefully last) posting so please be kind!
> I'm upgrading a older cyrus imap install to version
> 2.1.10 on a newly built RedHat 9 box using Squirrelmail as a webmail 
> client
> Installation went fine, IMAP and Squirrelmail are working over ssl.
> My problem is migrating the old user base from the previous 
> installation (different physical machine).
> I can copy the users data (mailboxes, preferences etc), but I cannot 
> seem to find a way to 'reconstruct' their email boxes consistently on 
> the new server.  The '-r' option of 'reconstruct' seems to do nothing,

> I have had to create each users set of mailboxes manually (eventually 
> sorted out a script for it), I also have the same problem reported in 
> the mail list archives of users with a blank in the mailbox name.  the

> cyradm command line will not accept these (either quoted or escaped) 
> although I can get squirrelmail to create one.
> Any assistance with correct approach to migrate users appreciated.

The following mail from the archives may be what you're looking for.



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> I hope that you have a flat text version as a backup.
> If you don't you can try to dump the mailbox file, mv the old 
> mailbox.db  file out of the way, and then reimport the mailbox file.  
> Then run a reconstruct to make sure that everything is correct.
> Hope this helps,
> B
If you did lose the plain text file, then you'll need to recreate it.
here's how:
# Replace next line with however you stop cyrus
# ie: killall master etc etc.
/etc/init.d/cyrus stop
mv /var/imap/mailboxes.db /var/imap/mailboxes.db.$$
cd /var/spool/imap/user
for i in `ls`
  echo $i
  echo "user.$i<\t>default<\t>$i<\t>lrswipcda<\t>cyrus<\t>lrswipcda" >>
/tmp/newmboxlist.txt  done
# Then when you have everyone's base directory in /tmp/newmboxlist.txt,
ctl_mboxlist -u </tmp/newmboxlist.txt
# and then:
cd /var/spool/imap/user
for i in `ls`
  reconstruct -rf user.$i


> Mike
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