Upgrade report debian cyrus

Savvas Karagiannidis karagian at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 10:40:03 EDT 2019

Hi Lars,
there was an issue when upgrading to 3.0.x from older versions (2.x). The
issue is this:

>From my experience, the only way to safely upgrade to 3.0 was to run
reconstruct -G -V max on all mailboxes while still in the older version.
Ellie explains the exact issues with old mail in the last comment before
closing the issue mentioned above and I'm surprised to not see any mention
of this (the -G parameter) in the 3.0 release notes and upgrade
You can still run reconstruct -G -V max on the new system with the latest
version but the result will probably be that these older messages will
appear as unread.

Savvas Karagiannidis

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 5:13 PM Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer at cgv.tugraz.at>

> Hi!
> Just upgraded my old debian cyrus 2.4.16-4+deb7u2 to cyrus 3.0.8-6.
> I did use a new hardware system for this, copied over all mailbox,
> sieve,.. data and did a recontruct.
> It seems the reconstruct needs a few uns to reconstruct our 100GB mail
> archive (in ~120 mailboxes).
> I did a reconctruct -V max and it did not find all mails, I did run it
> twice, and on second run it did find a lot of mails with "reappending"
> messages.
> Also, after migration, some users did not seem to have a inbox, I needed
> to "cm user.xcy" and copy mailbox data into it and recontruct manually.
> (seems like those are new mailboxes and are not in the copied data of
> main cyrus db).
> But some mailboxes were existent, but empty after the 2 reconstruct (and
> quota) run, I did explicit run reconstruct -r -f user.xyyya on those.
> To bad they got all mails as unseen.
> On the most accounts all worked fine, but all mails prior to sept 2011
> are set to unseen.
> Seems like some change of dataformat, as I did upgrade in sept 2011 :-)
> Now I sit here and wait for more error reports from the users.
> MfG,
> Lars Schimmer
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