Problem restoring cyrus environment on backup machine

Nathan Wiebe nwiebe at
Wed Sep 15 12:43:48 EDT 2004

 Hi, I've setup a Cyrus server (Invoca rpms 2.2.3) on RHEL 3.  I'm backing up 
all our email, and testing the restore on a second machine.

 I'm having trouble authenticating users on the backup machine using 
sasl_pwcheck_method:auxprop (/etc/sasldb2).  When I try to authenticate 
agaist the imap server, my maillog tells me "... SASL(13): user not found: 
checkpass failed".  I've concluded this is because the realm/domain is 
different on the production and backup machines.  When I create a new user on 
the backup machine, in the same manner as on the production machine, it works 
just fine.  Of course sasldblistusers2 reports different realms for the 

 The part that I don't understatd is that I've turned on virtual domains 
in /etc/imapd.conf and I still can't authenticate as 
user at on the backup machine.

 Am I missing something?

Nathan Wiebe
nwiebe at
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