reconstruct doing nothing

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Mon Mar 31 15:36:24 EDT 2008

On Fri, 28 Mar 2008, Jo Rhett wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2008, at 4:24 PM, Andrew Morgan wrote:
>> These are the exact steps I follow when I recover email for a user from our 
>> tape backups:
>> ....
>> 13. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x -f 
>> user.username'".
>> 14. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/quota -f user.username'".
>> Obviously you'll need to tweak these a bit for your environment, but these 
>> steps DO work.
> *sigh*  No, not in a virtual domain environment they don't.  Try adding
> 13a. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x -f 
> user.username/*'".
> 13b. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x -f 
> user.username/*/*'".
> 13c. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x -f 
> user.username/*/*/*'".
> 13d. Run "su cyrus -c '/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -x -f 
> user.username/*/*/*/*'".
> ...etc whatever depth of folders people have.

Maybe I'm rehashing the earlier discussion...  Does "reconstruct -x -f 
user.username at" fail to detect new mailboxes?  Also, why the 
multiple * parameters (user.username/*/*/*)?  I thought % matched up to a 
folder separator boundary (. or / in Cyrus) and * matched everything 
including a folder separator.


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