Problems with Cyrus IMAP 2.2.5 on Solaris 9 on production server

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Thu Jun 3 19:25:53 EDT 2004

On Thu, 3 Jun 2004, Ian G Batten wrote:

> For what it's worth, I'm building a new server to replace my
> long-standing Solaris 7 + Cyrus 1.6.22 server --- one hour of downtime
> since 1999.  I've used the gcc from the SFW collection, Cyrus 2.2.4 and
> Solaris 10 build 55 (which is probably the current Solaris Express bits:
> I'm a Platinum Beta site, so I get my bits via another route).  I've
> transferred my own mailboxes over, and on ``Cortez burning his boats''
> grounds I've deleted my mailbox from the production server.  So far I've
> not seen any major problems, although a concerted dose of killing
> processes at random while under load corrupted my skiplist mailboxes.db
> file.  For safety I've switched that to berkeley (Sun provide db4.1 in
> SFW).

Why on earth were you killing processes at random?  You'll almost
certainly have more trouble with berkeley DB than with skiplist.


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

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