MIgrating from Cyrus 2.2 to 2.3 : extra numerical field in mailboxes DB

Eric Luyten Eric.Luyten at vub.ac.be
Wed Sep 23 12:38:40 EDT 2009

On Wed, September 23, 2009 5:05 pm, Wesley Craig wrote:
> On 23 Sep 2009, at 10:19, Eric Luyten wrote:
>> When dumping the resulting mailboxes DB on the Cyrus 2.3.15 system
>> I noticed (for newly created mailboxes) an extra numerical field in
>> position 2 (position 3 appears to be the partition number).
>> Where is it used for ("reservations" ? Murder ?) and what is the best
>> way of moving from the old to the new format ?
> The new field is flags.  You should massage the old data into the new
> format, i.e., add that flag in.  I seem to recall that the backward
> compatibility in the new ctl_mboxlist -u code isn't prepared for the case
> where partitions names may be confused with flags.

Replacing the "partition-number" field with "0<SP>partition-number"
produces the desired result after a 'ctl_mboxlist -u' operation.

Thx, Wes.


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