quotas and usage

Andrew Morgan morgan at orst.edu
Tue Sep 28 14:02:59 EDT 2004

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Philip Chambers wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 17:13:49 +0200 Sebastian Hagedorn <Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de> wrote:
> > -- Philip Chambers <P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk> is rumored to have mumbled
> > on Dienstag, 28. September 2004 15:28 Uhr +0100 regarding quotas and usage:
> >
> > > How do I get cyrus to re-calculate the usage figure in a quota file.
> >
> > quota -f
> The man page for quota says "Running quota with both the -f option and
> mailbox-prefix arguments is not recommended".
> It is out of the question for me to run it without a mailbox-prefix because I have
> over 20,000 users and it would put a massive load on the system and take hours.
> Why is that combination not recommended?

The last two steps of my procedure for restoring mail for a user are:

12. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -f user.username'".
13. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/quota -f user.username'".

This has been working fine for me on many restores over the past year.

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