Not seeing sub-folders when migrating/upgrading

Andrew Davis andrew at
Sat May 22 17:51:46 EDT 2004

Hello? Can anyone help me with the problem listed below?

Andrew Davis wrote:
> I am migrating from an older cyrus-imapd/postfix/webcyradm/squirrelmail 
> solution on RH 7.3 to a new one with new versions of each on Fedora Core 
> 1. All is setup and working fine with the exception of one problem:
> On my old box I have a user called 'link0033'. For testing, I created 
> this same user on my new box with the same password. On the old system, 
> I tar'd up the user's directory, copied it to my new box, and untar'd 
> it. I set the appropriate permissions, then logged in 'link0033' on my 
> new box via Squirrelmail. The problem is I only see the Inbox, Drafts, 
> Sent, and Trash folders. The good news is that each has mail in it as 
> they should. The bad news is that on my old box, I had created 
> sub-folders of Work and Personal. Each has mail in it on the old server. 
> When I log in via Squirrelmail, I don't see these folders. However, at 
> the command line I can see them, see they have the permissions, and see 
> the content within them.
> For kicks, I used the cyradm program as another test with:
> cyradm --user link0001 --server localhost --auth plain
> Once in, I did an "lm" and I only see the Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Trash 
> folders. So I now have two different programs with the same results. 
> This is pointing me at a cyrus issue.
> Interestingly, on my new server, I was able to move the Personal folder 
> via the command line, go to Squirrelmail -> and create a new Personal 
> folder, then delete it at the command line and move the original back. 
> When I log back into Squirrelmail, I can see the Personal folder *and* 
> the contents of it that were brought over from my old server.
> So, is there something I need to be passing as a flag to cyrus? Perhaps 
> a build option I should have used? My new system has cyrus-imapd-2.2.4. 
> My older system has 2.1.12. Did something change between versions that's 
> to blame? Is there a patch or tool I can use?
> Thanks in advance,

   Andrew Davis
   North County Computers

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