shared folder seen db

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at
Tue Oct 4 21:20:19 EDT 2011

Quoting Francesc Guasch <frankie at>:
> Hi. I migrated a old cyrus-2.1 to a new server with cyrus-2.2.

You do realize you've migrated from a fossilized version of Cyrus to  
an antique version of Cyrus?

You can get very good packages of near-current Cyrus versions for  
either RHEL/CentOS or openSUSE.

> The seen flags from the INBOX and user subfolders seem fine but
> all the messages from the shared folders are unseen.

In 2.3.x these are in {metadatadir}/user/{user} either that or the  
equivalent hashed value.  But I think these same seen files are used  
for any the seen state of any folder provided shared-seen-state isn't  
enabled on the folder [does 2.2.x even support shared seen state?].

> I searched the archives but I am only able to find about "sharing
> the seen flags in shared folders".
> Where are the old server 2.1 seen databases for shared folders ?
> How can I dump it to cyrus-2.2 ?
> It looks like they are not in /var/lib/cyrus/user/username.seen.

Yes, that seems correct.

> Any hints ? thank you very much.

Did you change how namespaces are handled when you upgraded?  Just a  
guess.  Cyrus 2.1.x is *SO OLD* I have only the vaguest memories how  
to admin that - it is quite a different [and in every way inferior]  
beast than the very nice 2.3 and 2.4 editions.

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