cvt_cyrusdb before upgrade

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Fri Apr 22 12:05:52 EDT 2011

> Hello All,
> I am looking at upgrading from Cyrus 2.3.16 to 2.4.8. If I convert all
> the dbs from berkeley to skiplist before hand, is there any need to even
> build 2.4.8 with berkeley db support? (Using FreeBSD ports)
> I know 2.4.8 will automatically update the dbs, but I figure if I did it
> before hand, I could remove one more dependency from my system.
> If so, is there any special trick to running cvt_cyrusdb, or do I just
> shut things down and run it as the cyrus user?

There is no special trick, at least not one I remember. Just to be sure I
suggest to backup the whole configdirectory firtst.


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