Restore backup of a mailbox

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Thu Nov 10 09:58:21 EST 2016

Op 10-11-16 om 14:02 schreef Vladislav Kurz via Info-cyrus:
> On 11/10/16 12:17, Paul van der Vlis via Info-cyrus wrote:
>> Hello,
>> A user has removed an important mailbox with all the sent-messages.
>> I've tried to restore the data from a backup, but then I don't see the
>> mailbox with sent-messages.  And I don't find the programm
>> "cyrreconstruct" anymore (the Debian version of "reconstruct").
> cyrreconstruct is the right way to do it. It is in the package
> cyrus-common-2.4 (or similar).
> ~# which cyrreconstruct
> /usr/sbin/cyrreconstruct
> As you have to run it as user cyrus, you have to specify the full path.

It's not there anymore in Debian 8, but I found it here:

This did work:
/usr/lib/cyrus/bin/reconstruct -rf "user.username"

Thanks for your hint about using the user "cyrus"!

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

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