cyrus won't recognize new partition

Andreas Winkelmann ml at
Tue Mar 31 16:34:14 EDT 2009

Am Montag 30 März 2009 18:23:57 schrieb Jesse Ross:

> I'm having trouble getting my cyrus imapd server (version 2.3.10) to load a
> new partition I've created.
> I created the partition and the stores./ and user/ directories, and  set
> their permissions and ownership to exactly match an already working
> partition, as shown below.  Here imap06 is the working partition and imap07
> is the new one:

> Then I added a line to the imapd.conf:
> partition-imap06: /var/spool/imap06
> partition-imap07: /var/spool/imap07

Please check for invalid characters around the second line (imap07) in your 
imapd.conf. Maybe show a hexdump of the config file.

> and did a full stop/start on the server to ensure there weren't any
> listeners lying around with the old config.
> However, when I try to create a new mailbox in that partition, or move one
> to it, I get errors:
> localhost> cm --partition imap07
> createmailbox: Unknown/invalid partition
> localhost> renm --partition imap07 user.sschmoss user.sschmoss
> renamemailbox: Operation is not supported on mailbox
> Note that the second error message is misleading: I can move the
> user.sschmoss mailbox to any partition other than the new one.
> Anyone have any ideas?  What am I missing here?


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