How to migrate away from BDB

Mark Nipper nipsy at
Tue Sep 28 13:03:20 EDT 2010

On 28 Sep 2010, Simon Matter wrote:
> > Are these Debian specific? Or is there something missing from my
> > installation?
> > Or do these only exist when Cyrus is not running? (Which I would find
> > strange)
> I don't know the Debian packages but I'm quite sure it's Debian specific.
> Looks like their way to remember the current state of backends somehow.

	Definitely Debian specific.  I was referring you to those
instructions as a general guideline.  You'll need to substitute
the appropriate information as needed.  But basically, since
you're probably not switching between versions, your cvt_cyrusdb
will work without having to divine the version of your BDB files
or worrying about converting them between versions.

	So I think, unless I'm horribly mistaken, all you need to
do is dump the BDB versions of your files into skiplist format
and you're golden!

Mark Nipper
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