Corrupt inbox, related to size?

Kevin Baker kbaker at
Wed May 26 21:13:27 EDT 2004

How about this. I found out that the previous
administrator was restarting Cyrus and Flushing Postfix
every couple hours as Cyrus seemed to be having problems
with hanging. A sneaky hidden cron...

So I will look into this... but

If the user happened to be accessing Cyrus when the server
was "bounced" could this corrupt the mailbox.

That is great to know about not restarting Cyrus.. I was
just following a man of mine. I guess I'm curious how it
would handle receiving a message while reconstructing.

Configuration (previous request)
- RH9
- Cyrus 2.1.15
- Postfix 2.0.16
- OpenLDAP 2.0.27

> On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 12:23, Kevin Baker wrote:
>> I had to reconstruct my first cyrus user inbox today.
>> I have to say it makes me a bit nervous. We are running
>> Postfix+Cyrus+LDAP with about 500 user, pretty good
>> traffic, on 512Ram Raid1.
>> This particular user had about 1000 messages in her
>> inbox.
>> It was fine after I ran reconstruct, but this is very
>> inconvient as I need to take down cyrus during the
>> process.
>> Does anyone have ideas as to what would cause this.
>> Could
>> it be related to the number of messages in her inbox?
> Not likely... I've seen this from time to time with ever
> version of
> Cyrus that I've used. The only common thread that I've
> observed has been
> that the mailboxes that need a reconstruct always seem to
> be accessed
> via POP. And in most cases a check with the user has
> revealed that
> his/her client aborted, was killed or they rebooted the
> system because
> something was hung, misbehaving, etc. Oh yeah, so far it
> has always been
> a windows user. Go figure...
> In the general case it isn't necessary to take the Cyrus
> server down
> just to reconstruct a single mailbox, I don't and nothing
> bad has ever
> happened.
> --
> The instructions said to use Windows 98 or better, so I
> installed
> RedHat.

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