Need your urgent advice

anant at anant at
Sat Dec 8 04:34:17 EST 2012

----- Message from brong at ---------
     Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 10:18:29 +0100
     From: Bron Gondwana <brong at>
  Subject: Re: Need your urgent advice
       To: anant at, Dan White <dwhite at>
       Cc: Info Cyrus <info-cyrus at>

> On Sat, Dec 8, 2012, at 09:11 AM, anant at wrote:
>> Thanks for your inputs.  As per the thread link you mentioned, it
>> looks like corruption in mailboxes.db.  I plan to start the process
>> given in next 4 hours time with a downtime
>> (README.HOWTO-recover-mailboxes.db).  This is going to take a huge
>> amount of time.  I have done it before some few years back, when I had
>> to move mailboxes to another storage.  But, this time, I did not do,
>> since, I thought 2.3.7 and 2.3.16 are same level versions and hence
>> may not be required.
>> If I can get any other alternative option from you within next 4
>> hours, then I can think of that solution.  Otherwise, I am going ahead
>> with downtime and run the procedure documented in
>> README.HOWTO-recover-mailboxes.db.  Any other advise from experts is
>> welcome.
> The problem is that the mailboxes.db contents format is unchanged, but
> if you have mailboxes.db itself as a Berkeley DB file, and your Cyrus is
> compiled against a different version of Berkeley, then that could cause
> problems.
> I think following the HOWTO as you plan is the best solution in your
> circumstance.
> Regards,
> Bron.
> --
>   Bron Gondwana
>   brong at

Thanks.  Apart from this, should I also do
1. ctl_cyrusdb -r
2. tls_prune
3. ctl_cyrusdb -c
4. cyr_expire -E 3

as documented in some threads for 32-bit to 64-bit conversion.

Or reconstruct -r -f will take care of all these steps?

Thanks in advance....

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