adding new partitions

Ken Murchison murch at
Mon Oct 24 12:33:50 EDT 2005

Phil Chambers wrote:

> What do I have to do to add a new partition?  I have added it to my 
> /etc/imapd.conf but createmailbox says "Unknown/invalid partition" when I try 
> and add a new user to it.

Did you also create the directory/mountpoint and give it the correct 

> I did a HUP on master, not too optipistically (the man page says it just 
> re-reads /etc/cyrus.cinf, not /etc/imapd.conf), but that did not help.

The services read imapd.conf when they are spawned.  If you have idle 
imapd waiting for connections, they won't re-read imapd.conf.  A quick 
and dirty way to force idle imapd to respawn is to simply 'touch' the 
imapd binary.

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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