folder unreadable

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Thu Dec 13 18:38:01 EST 2007

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Michael D. Sofka wrote:

> On Wednesday 12 December 2007 08:09:33 am Ian G Batten wrote:
>> I once had to delete the cyrus.* files prior to a reconstruct: they  
>> had become toxic to the point that Cyrus's attempts to make use of  
>> the information in them was causing problems.
> reconstruct won't reconstruct folders that do not have cyrus.* files.  So,
> either make new folders.  Or, copy cyrus.* files from another folder.
> You will also need to run quota -f user.<account> to correct the quota.

You can get reconstruct to work by simply "touch"ing the cyrus.header file 
and giving it the correct ownership and permissions.

I used to recover lost email from backups by restoring the message files 
and the cyrus.header file into a new folder, but then I realized that the 
mailbox unique id would also be duplicated.  After some playing around I 
realized that reconstruct will rebuild all the cyrus.* files if you have 
an empty cyrus.header file.


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