Proper shutdown of cyrus IMAP server.

Earl R Shannon ershanno at
Tue Feb 3 09:38:48 EST 2004


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.

Wha we currently do to stop the server is simply kill the master
process. That's what I found in the docs. Might there be some things
to do before that ie, create a shutdown message and let things calm
down before killing master? Send a particular signal?

Or, are we seeing a completely different problem with the .NEW files?

We are using version 2.1.11 on Solaris 8 with a UFS filesystem on
a SAN.

Earl Shannon

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