jconant at aerodyne.com
Fri Sep 22 08:08:40 EDT 2006
For what it's worth, we've been doing a reconstruct on the entire
mailstore every night for the better part of a year, without ever
shutting down cyrus. The reason is that we do a Trend Micro scan of the
mailstore nightly - a couple of times a month that catches a virus which
wasn't caught as the mail arrived (probably because of updated virus
definitions). Anyway, whenever Trend quarantines a message then that
folder is corrupted, and the reconstruct fixes that. Hasn't caused
That doesn't mean it's the smart thing to do, of course...
Cyrus is running on Fedora Core 3 linux. Mailstore is 17Gb.
Daniel Eckl wrote:
> Steve Huston wrote:
>> On 9/21/06 5:04 AM, Daniel Eckl wrote:
>>> Hmmm yes, I want to second that. I have often restored accidentally
>>> deleted mail folders from tape, copied them back into the mailbox
>>> structure and reconstructed the folder. I never had any issue with that...
>> And since I can't tell from the filenames what a certain email contains,
>> the end user can go through the new folder of however-many-hundred-mails
>> to pick out the few they want, move them to where they want them, then
>> delete the rest of the folder at their leisure.
> Yes, that's my preferred way also. Just restore a complete folder, name
> it e.g. "RESTORED" or similar, put it in the mailbox root and make a
> reconstruct online. Then th euser can decide what to do with it.
> I think as well that this should be safe. Sounds very logically.
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