Murder in replicated mode

Janne Peltonen janne.peltonen at
Thu Nov 22 02:26:17 EST 2007

On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 12:50:47PM +1100, Bron Gondwana wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 09:41:15PM -0300, Diego Woitasen wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 	I'm trying to setup murder in replicated mode. My schema is:
> > 	
> > 	-Two servers + one shared storage
> > 	-Redhat Cluster Suite (RHEL 5.1) with GFS2 working.
> > 	-Cyrus 2.3.10 in both servers working.
> > 	-spool and sieve directories on GFS
> > 	-config dir on local filesystems.
> > 
> > 	I have configured Cyrus in replicated mode but when I create an
> > 	account in the master server, it isn't replicated unless Cyrus
> > 	is restart in either node. It isnt't an authentication problem,
> > 	when I create an account with cyradmin mupdate do nothing.
> >From memory you may have to actually deliver a message to one of
> the user's folders before it will replicate.  At least that's what
> the docs suggested.  Of course we always LMTP deliver a message
> right at creation time, so we never bothered to check this.

Yes, that's the way it goes.

When I setup my system (migrated from an ages-old cyrus system using
imapsync), I had first imapsync'd the primary system from the old
system, before setting up the replica. So, when the replica was up and
running, I did a sync_client -u for every user and a sync_client -m for
every bulletin board in the primary system... took a couple of days :)

(I had the replica running during following imapsyncs and the final one,
so of course the changes got propagated automatically then.)

--Janne Peltonen
Imap admin
Univ of Helsinki
Janne Peltonen <janne.peltonen at>

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