errors with irst attempt at usig db4 for imap backend ...

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Wed Mar 29 03:00:26 EST 2006

> On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, Simon Matter wrote:
>>> And ... were I to go this route ... what's involved in converting an
>>> "existing" installation?  Is it relatively easy to do?
>> Depends on which version of cyrus-imapd you are running. With current
>> versions, the database backends are runtime configurable. DB conversion
>> is
>> done once by hand using cvt_cyrusdb, and you have to configure cyrus
>> accordingly.
> 'k, I'm currently running 2.2.x ...
> Now, looking at the man page, I'm not sure how I'd do /var/spool/imap/db
> itself ... do I run it on each individual file in that directory, or ... ?

Yes file per file. And dont forget to specify full pathnames to the files
as the man page says. You can not convert in place, you convert to a new
file, then replace the existing with the new one, still keep backups of
the old files.


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