cvt_cyrusdb flat to skiplist fails

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at
Wed May 5 05:15:10 EDT 2010

Bernhard Reiter <bernhard <at>> writes:

> annotations.db is in the skiplist format.
> Now cvt_cyrusdb seems to fail a simple back and forth conversion test
> to flat and back. How can that be?
> cvt_cyrusdb /tmp/annotations.db skiplist /tmp/x flat
> Converting from /tmp/annotations.db (skiplist) to /tmp/x (flat)
> Converting from /tmp/x (flat) to /tmp/y (skiplist)
> Warning: apparently empty database converted.

Did you ever get a reply? We have the same problem here, and we
need to hand-edit the annotations.db due to the folder types for
some shared folders switching from event to mail sometimes…

Is there another format which can do the round trip? After con-
verting to berkeley the server stopped working because it wanted
to use the berkeley DB from there on instead of its skiplist file
and had recorded that in the /var/lib/cyrus/db/log.0000000117 file…

Thanks in advance,
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