message file create times
P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Tue Nov 25 13:01:28 EST 2003
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:55:09 -0800 (PST) Andrew Morgan <morgan at orst.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Phil Chambers wrote:
> > I asked this question along with others some time ago and this part was never
> > answered. can anyone tell me what goes through inboxes and folders re-setting the
> > create times?
> > If I look at an individual user's filespace I see the create times of all the
> > message files and cyrus.xxx files set to the same time, usually some time in the
> > middle of the night. I can't see a connection with the event times in cyrus.config.
> > I would be pleased to have an explanation.
> Are you talking about the ctime or the mtime of the files? You should
> know that there is no such thing as "create" time. From the stat(2) man
It is the ctime that I am referring to. The mtimes correspond, as I would expect,
to the delivery/received times of the messages. The ctimes are more recent than the
ctimes, except for very new messages.
The only thing I can think of now is our backup system. That runs over night and
will be copying files over the network to a tape storage system. I will enquire of
the person who manages that system.
Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter
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