adding new partitions

Phil Chambers P.A.Chambers at
Tue Oct 25 11:11:57 EDT 2005

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:33:50 -0400 Ken Murchison <murch at> wrote:

> 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 
> ownership/permissions?

Yes, it is all in place and the ownerships/permissions are the same ar the 
existing working partitions.
> > 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.

Thanks for the latter information, it points to what the problem was. It seems 
I must have been picking up idle imapd processes which had been running for a 
long time. Before sending my message I had tried over a period of a couple of 
hours withhout success. Today I tried again and it worked OK, so the idle imapd 
processes have probably been restarted in that time.

Phil Chambers (postmaster at
University of Exeter

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