Help please, cyrus imapd production system down

Mike Eggleston mikeegg1 at
Wed Mar 26 12:32:08 EDT 2008

On Wed, 26 Mar 2008, Simon Matter might have said:

> > Sometime during the night something happend to my imap store about (23:19
> > CST). I have executed 'ctl_mboxlist -u < $backup' from two days ago to
> > recover the mboxlist and have done a 'reconstruct -r user.$USER' for a few
> > users to get their $USER.seen folders working again. The process lmtpunix
> > is aborting, I cannot receive email (sendmail to deliver). I can still
> > send mail out (through sendmail) so that part's working.
> >
> > I'm concerned that I need to recover my primary imap databases.
> >
> > Can someone help me diagnose what's going on and how to fix it (and what
> > happened)?
> >
> > I am a small site with less than 30 email accounts in cyrus.
> >
> > There were no cyrus, sendmail, nor other email changes yesterday.
> Hm, the 2.3.1 package you use may not be the most stable. Anyway, I guess
> you have checked the basic things like full filesystems and so. Then, what
> I suggest is
> stop cyrus-imapd
> mv /var/lib/imap/deliver.db /var/lib/imap/deliver.db.old
> mv /var/lib/imap/db /var/lib/imap/db.old
> mv /var/lib/imap/db.backup1 /var/lib/imap/db.backup1.old
> mv /var/lib/imap/db.backup2 /var/lib/imap/db.backup2.old
> do a full offline reconstruct and start cyrus again
> Simon

The full reconstruct did nothing for the 'Defer' I'm getting when sendmail
tries to give a message to lmtpunix. What next?


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