understanding a 2.4 db directory?
carl at bl.echidna.id.au
Mon Mar 27 00:24:02 EDT 2017
I have an old 2.4.17 installation, and am planning to bump it up to 3.0
soon-ish. It's on an older NetBSD system running from a pkgsrc install.
As part of this, I am trying to understand the old directory structure,
and in particular, the contents of the old conf directory, which in 2.4
has a couple of directories called db, db.backup1 and db.backup2
db is pretty big :
du -sh db*
db is full if log.00000xxx files, and a "skipstamp" file
The log.0000... files are all Berkeley DB, which is why I am concerned
about an in-place upgrade to 3.0.
bash-4.3# file log.0000001340
log.0000001340: Berkeley DB (Log, version 16, native byte-order)
bash-4.3# file skipstamp
Can anyone tell me what they are? As well as being Berkeley DB, can
they be cleaned up/deleted? 11GB of "I don't know what this is?" isn't
doing me any favours. The doco here :
doesn't seem to help much for this version of imapd.
Pointers to relevant doco much appreciated!
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