[Dovecot] expunging

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Feb 18 18:52:57 EET 2012

On 17.2.2012, at 20.25, Micah Anderson wrote:

> /usr/bin/doveadm expunge -A mailbox Trash* savedbefore 21d
> /usr/bin/doveadm expunge -A mailbox Spam savedbefore 7d
> /usr/bin/doveadm expunge -A mailbox Sent savedbefore 120d
> It seems like it does not use the iterate query, but rather it looks
> into the database at the expires table and rather it iterates over every
> user mentioned there. This is a problem because I've got multiple
> dovecot machines with different sets of users on them, using the same
> table, so that means that its doing stat() calls on each system for
> every user mentioned there and failing to find the user on the
> filesystem (because the user is on another system). In these cases it
> spits out an error: doveadm(user): Info: User no longer exists, skipping

Upgrade to v2.1:

        * Expire plugin: Only go through users listed by userdb iteration.
          Delete dict rows for nonexistent users, unless

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