How to clean up after syncserver

Kenneth Marshall ktm at
Mon Apr 13 15:34:09 EDT 2009

We are currently cleaning up after a similar analysis. Our current
plan is to clean up the sync. dirs on a restart of the sync_client.
If there is no advantage to saving state, maybe the sync_server could
do this automatically.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 09:29:11PM +0200, Michael Glad wrote:
> Cyrus being restarted / sync server abending, apparently causes it to 
> leave sub dirs in the 'sync.' dirs containing hard links  to messages.
> They currently sum to 40k+ links on one of my replicas :-( .
> I noticed them during an yet unsuccessful attempt to find out why 
> message body inconsistencies now and then occur
> between master and replica.
> The 40k+ entries annoy me and I have a uneasy feeling that they may be 
> involved in the creating the inconsistencies.
> So is there a way to clean up the  sync. dirs --  can one just remove 
> the sub dirs / hard links while the sync server is down?
>  -- Michael
> ------------------------
> The inconsistencies seem to arise when a user delete a message, thereby 
> copying it to a trash folder.
> Now and then, this action on the replica nukes a message file owned by 
> another user on the same cyrus partition, so
> that the trash file and the two user mailbox files are now hardlinked 
> together.
> Environment: 2.3.14 + FM patches as of 2009-03-31 on RHEL 5.3/x86_64.
> Single instance store + fast rename + delayed delete + delayed expunge
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