[Dovecot] doveadm purge on shared storage

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Feb 6 21:59:40 EET 2012

On 6.2.2012, at 15.59, Jan-Frode Myklebust wrote:

> We've finally (!) started to put some users on mdbox instead of maildir,
> and now I'm wondering about the purge step. As we're running GPFS for the
> mailboxes (and dovecot director in front of every dovecot service), is
> it important to run the "doveadm purge -u $user" on the same host as 
> $user is logged into to avoid index corruption ?
> If so, will we need to run the "doveadm purge" trough the dovecot director as
> well?

If you run doveadm purge on the director itself (or so that it uses director's config), then doveadm automatically goes through director to the correct server to run the purge. You need to have configured http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Director#Doveadm_server

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