Proper shutdown of cyrus IMAP server.

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue Feb 3 09:50:10 EST 2004

On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, Earl R Shannon wrote:

> We've recently experienced problems with some of the cyrus index files
> in user account getting suffixed with .NEW and not going away. Their
> presence indicates a problem with the account. We are currently guessing
> that the files are being left as a result of the server being shutdown
> and they don't get cleaned up properly.

They'll get "cleaned up" the next time a process does a transaction on the
mailbox.  Their presense just indicates that the server shut down (or,
yes, crashed) halfway through a mailbox update.

So, unless you see other evidence of a problem, I wouldn't worry too much.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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