Terrible problem :(((((

Derrick J Brashear shadow at dementia.org
Sat Aug 7 03:01:18 EDT 2004

On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, Fatemeh Taj wrote:

> Hi list
> Something terrible happened to my mailserver. (Redhat 7.1+cyrus 2.0.16) At
> mornining I found out that my server is down. After doing fsck it came up.
> But the strange thing was that the status of the /var/spool/imap/user was
> for one month ago! I mean that there were just emails up to 30 Jun and
> every emails which users had after this date had been deleted! I just
> found a few emails and two unreadable files in lost+found directory after
> fsck. I decided to restore my backups. I had level zero backup from last
> week and a level 9 backup from 1:00 AM. What was more strange was that the
> level zero backup was exactly what I had that day !!! and the level 9
> (incrimental) backup had not recognizd any change on the file system after
> level zero date!!!

Here's a guess, though one which is just that: you're using a logging 
filesystem of some sort, and the log had stuff not flushed, and was lost.

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