Safe to delete lock files in /var/imap/lock ?

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Tue Apr 30 15:20:01 EDT 2013

> I am moving my Cyrus server to new hardware using rsync. I noticed that
> the /var/imap/lock has 2.7G worth of lock files in it. Can the files in
> /var/imap/lock be deleted once Cyrus is shutdown? If so, I will not
> bother rsyncing them to the new server at all.

I'd say yes, you don't have to sync them. But, I'm wondering why you have
2.7G size in lock/? Since all the locks are 0 byte files I'm wondering
where the size comes from?


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