Urgent help required

Bron Gondwana brong at fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 18 04:53:26 EST 2009

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 09:54:10AM +0100, Denis BUCHER wrote:
> Hello,
> Sorry for submitting so many questions to the list, now I have a HUGE
> problem !
> I did /usr/sbin/ctl_mboxlist -d -x -p default and it destroyed my *.seen
> (read/unread database) files !
> I took the files from backup but cyrus doesn't accept them and shows all
> emails as unread (including read emails, and deleted emails) ???
> It's really catastrophic, and I don't know how to make cyrus
> use/read/take the *.seen files copied from backups ?

Check the permissions on them.  It's more likely that ctl_mboxlist has
changed the header uniqueid.  You'll have better luck copying the
cyrus.header files from backup.  Just going to check the code now:

Hmm... I can't see it changing either seen OR headers, but headers are
more likely.


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