Cyrus upgrade, need advice

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Sun Aug 13 21:22:16 EDT 2006

Wil Cooley wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-08-12 at 04:27 -0700, Nikola Milutinovic wrote:
>> Watch out for Berkeley DB versions. Most likely, they will differ and
>> all Cyrus SASL/IMAP DBs that use Berkeley will not be transferrable,
>> just like that. There are things you can do. :-)
> I do not know what, if any, changes SUSE makes, but by default with 2.2,
> only the deliver and TLS sessions databases use Berkeley DB, the loss of
> which are not terribly consequential.  If SUSE changes any of the
> default databases, they should be set in /etc/imapd.conf.  In other
> words, you should not have any problems going between those two
> versions.
> One potential problem I see is whether or not your SLES 9 is 64-bit or
> 32 and if version 10 will match.  I would not be surprised if a change
> like that would invalidate assumptions in the on-disk storage of the
> databases.
> Wil
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I don't use sieve, and I haven't set up any sort of 'murder' environment 
(which I am largely unfamiliar with). I don't know a lot about Berkeley 
DB, other than it is an offline sort of database (it isn't a server, but 
a data storage engine, for lack of better words). I am not familiar with 
the Berkeley related commands.

The SLES 10 is going on the same physical computer, and yes, it will be 
an x86_64 build of Linux.

I could re-enter the users, which isn't the worst thing... my biggest 
concern is the mail itself (as most of our users do use IMAP).

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