quota corruption

Patrick Boutilier boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca
Thu Dec 27 10:36:11 EST 2007

Erol YILDIZ wrote:
> I found it now. Its under /usr/lib/cyrus/bin but when I send quota -f 
> command it gives 'quota: System I/O error No such file or directory'. Do you 
> know why does it give this error?

Check your log files (usually /var/log/messages or /var/log/maillog) . 
There should be some indication as to what file/directory it can not find.

Otherwise you could strace the quota process.

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Simon Matter" <simon.matter at invoca.ch>
> To: "Alain Spineux" <aspineux at gmail.com>
> Cc: "Erol YILDIZ" <erol.yildiz at hevokullari.k12.tr>; 
> <info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 4:53 PM
> Subject: Re: quota corruption
>>> On Dec 27, 2007 2:44 PM, Erol YILDIZ <erol.yildiz at hevokullari.k12.tr>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I am using Suse linux enterprise server 9 with cyrus and for a few days
>>>> having some problems. For example when a user tries to purge deleted
>>>> mails,
>>>> outlook says 'The folder Inbox cannot be selected. This may be because
>>>> of a
>>>> limitation of your IMAP server or the folder may have been deleted or
>>>> moved.' and we have different similar connection problems and
>>>> syronization
>>>> problems. When I disable quota for the users, the problem ends. I read
>>>> about
>>>> corrupted quota files and that I can fix this by using 'quota -f'
>>>> command
>>>> but on SLES9 quota command doesnt have -f parameter.
>>> Are you speaking about the linux "quota" command or
>>> the cyrus one "cyrquota" ?
>> Alain, there is space for confusion here because there is no "cyrquota" in
>> the cyrus distribution, only Debian (any maybe others) rename it so.
>> However, I don't know how SuSE does it.
>> Simon
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