Two questions

Wil Cooley wcooley at
Thu Sep 28 12:02:17 EDT 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 02:12 -0500, mailing at wrote:
> Thanks a lot everyone for the answers!!!
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 19:26 -0500, mailing at wrote:
> >> > su - cyrus -c "ctl_mboxlist -d" > /var/lib/imap/mboxlist.txt
> >> >
> >> > but how can I recover my mailboxes from mboxlist.txt?
> >>
> >> cvt_cyrusdb will build a database from the dump.
> >
> > This will only rebuild the mailbox database. You also need to back up
> > all the files in the cyrus directories.
> >
> Do you mean I have to backup also /var/lib/imap?

Yes and /var/spool/imap, if you're wanting to know about performing a
full backup.  If so, then visit

(Although, there isn't actually information about /restoring/ the

> Just another question ;-)
> Working with ACLs I was able to assign rights to Cyrus users on different
> mailboxes. Now I try to explain with an example.
> Let's say I have a mailbox user.A and a mailbox user.B and that user A can
> access (read) user.B.
> Is it possible to connect Cyrus from Evolution as user A and access, with
> that connection, also user.B?

Yes, sometimes.  Evolution can be odd strange sometimes with shared
folders.  Cyrus 2.2 used to work with older versions of Evolution, but I
can't get it to work with the latest Evo 2.6.3, although it seems to
work with Cyrus 2.3.

Wil Cooley <wcooley at>
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