[Dovecot] 0.99.11 (CentOS4 or RHEL4) to 1.0.rc7 upgrade folder issue

Dumitru Negara dumitru at itcnetworks.ro
Tue Aug 29 23:11:57 EEST 2006


Stephen Warren wrote:
> [Sending this again from the email account that I actually have
> subscribed to the list - hopefully won't be a dup...]
> We have been running dovecot-0.99.11-2.EL4.rpm on CentOS4 (since that's
> the latest that ships with RHEL/CentOS) for a while. Aalso in parallel,
> we have been running various 1.0 betas and RCs on a different port for
> a different set of more test-tolerant users.
> This weekend, I upgraded to 1.0.rc7, and made all users use this. I
> found a small issue.
> All our users have a large set of folders in their Maildir. For the
> users who got upgraded from 0.99.11 to 1.0.rc7 (well, the one user who
> accessed their mail so far since the upgrade...) their folders weren't
> showing up in Thunderbird any more.
> Deleting all the dovecot-* files in the Maildir didn't help.
> In the end, the user re-subscribed to all the folders and then they
> showed up. (FYI, this is a right-click operation on the account in the
> Thunderbird tree view, subscribe menu option, then re-check all the
> folder names).
> Is there anything that can be implemented in 1.0.rc7 so that users don't
> have to manually re-subscribe to everything, so the upgrade process in
> this situation is a little more transparent?
> Is this simply a matter of the different Dovecot versions naming the
> folders with different UUIDs (or whatever the IMAP protocol uses), or
> something else?
I think this http://wiki.dovecot.org/UpgradingDovecot will answer your 


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