adding new partitions
P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Tue Oct 25 11:11:57 EDT 2005
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:33:50 -0400 Ken Murchison <murch at andrew.cmu.edu> 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
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 exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter
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