Running "ctl_mboxlist -m" on a running server

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Wed May 18 16:33:59 EDT 2005

João Assad wrote:
> Etienne Goyer wrote:
>> May 17 09:50:26 mupdate mupdate[19842]: DBERROR: skiplist recovery \
>> /var/imap/mailboxes.db: 45DF894 should be ADD or DELETE
>> May 17 09:50:26 mupdate mupdate[19842]: DBERROR: error updating \
>> database user.test1234.subtest123: cyrusdb error
> Which OS / kernel version are you using ?

RHEL 4, kernel 2.4.21-27.0.4.ELsmp

> You can delete the mailboxes.db and restart cyrus, then you can run 
> ctl_mboxlist -m on the backends

I would ... if it would'nt take a fews hour.  We have > 400K mailboxes 
on two backends.

> You could also recover the mailboxes.db getting it from the hot backup 
> in the db.backup1/2 directories and then run ctl_mboxlist -m on the 
> backends. That would work only if your hot backup isnt already corrupted

The corruption would have happenned yesterday, and the backup are 
rotated every five minutes ... :(

Thanks for your input !

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