Restore mail from backup

Dave McMurtrie dgm+ at
Mon Apr 11 09:07:47 EDT 2005

Hamish wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I am having trouble restoring files from a backup, I have made the backup just 
> with rsync, so i have the contents of the 
> spool/domain/ in the backup. It seems that the user's 
> mailbox has been deleted, so what I aim to do is create a new user with the 
> same name, copy the files from the backup, then run reconstruct (please tell 
> me if this is wrong)
> I copy the files across, but in cyradm when `running reconstruct 
> user/myuser at`
> gives Operating System Error.
> Could someone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks,
> H

The restored files are owned by root instead of your cyrus user?

Just a guess,

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