Move a mailbox with renm
murch at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Dec 18 06:53:26 EST 2007
Giuseppe Ravasio wrote:
> i need to move a big mailbox (about 20GB) to a new partition. Obiouvsly the
> idea is doing something like:
> cyradm> renm big/mailbox big/mailbox newpartition
> I think that the system will need about half an hour to move mailbox files to
> the new location (another disk), i would like to know what will happen if in
> the meantime someone sends an email to this mailbox?!?!
> Will this lock LMTP deliver? Will this generate some corruption?
> Do you suggest me to put the server offline as a precaution?
The mailbox will be locked and lmtpd will return a temporary failure to
your MTA, which should then queue the message for redelivery.
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