craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Sep 22 11:08:12 EDT 2006
The man page on reconstruct doesn't suggest that it is necessary to shut
down cyrus so I don't.
On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 08:08 -0400, John Conant wrote:
> 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 problems.
> 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.
> > Best,
> > Daniel
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