What is use-case for ctl_cyrusdb? man page has only too brief description

Michal Hlavinka mhlavink at redhat.com
Fri Jan 30 04:52:06 EST 2009


does anybody know, how ctl_cyrusdb works (how it should be used)? I've 
seen ctl_cyrusdb's man pages, but there is just few notes and nothing more.

I don't need to use ctl_cyrusdb now, but I'd like to know more about this.

I assume ctl_cyrusdb is used (in /etc/cyrus.conf) to generate 
"checkpoints" of the Cyrus databases, presumably those in /var/lib/imap.

The information that man does not provide is

1) Listing of database files "checkpointed"
2) Description of checkpoint format
  a) "ls /var/lib/imap" suggest two sets of checkpoint database are 
  b) Description of checkpoint configuration options, if any, to control 
checkpoint sets
3) Checkpointed image backup requirements
4) Appropriate cross-references to utilities used to determine database 
corrution requiring recovery procedure
5) Appropriate recovery procedure when invocation with "-r" vs. "-r -x' 
is required.

It'll be really appreciated if someone could explain at least some of 
these questions.


question for developers: Could you please extend this man page?


Michal Hlavinka

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