from 2.2.12 to 2.3.1, mailbox has invalid format

Ken Murchison murch at
Mon Feb 13 14:19:34 EST 2006

Nicolas KOWALSKI wrote:
> Hello,
> I am testing the migration from a 2.2.12 installation, compiled with
> the default options (./configure without any option), to a 2.3.1
> installation, also compiled with the default options. The databases
> used are the default for both. The system is Debian 3.1, using db3 for
> the berkeley databases (but this should not matter because we do not
> use tls caching or duplicate suppression).
> When I start the server using the new binaries, accessing some
> mailboxes is not possible, the server sending a "mailbox has invalid
> format" error. If I run reconstruct on these mailboxes, everything
> runs fine afterwards.
> Did I forget something ? Should I run reconstruct unconditionnaly on
> all mailboxes to prevent any inconsistencies during upgrades ?

You shouldn't have to do a reconstruct unless there truely is something 
wrong with the mailbox.  The various services are supposed to do an 
on-the-fly upgrade of the mailboxes.

Kenneth Murchison
Project Cyrus Developer/Maintainer
Carnegie Mellon University

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