[Dovecot] Indexes recovery failed

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Nov 24 12:43:23 EET 2008

On Nov 24, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Daniel Watts wrote:

> Nov 19 17:11:32 mink dovecot: Panic: IMAP(bobuser at maildom.com): file  
> mail-transaction-log.c: line 341  
> (mail_transaction_log_set_mailbox_sync_pos): assertion failed:  
> (file_offset >= log->head->saved_tail_offset)

I'll see if I can get this fixed, but..

> Looks like dovecot tried to fix the indexes but failed. I manually  
> deleted all the dovecot.index* files and the account started working.

If it happens again, please make a copy of the files before deleting.  
It's a lot easier to debug these bugs if I can see the dovecot.index  
and dovecot.index.log contents.

> Perhaps dovecot could try the fix but if it still fails just go and  
> delete the indexes itself?

It's not really possible to delete indexes automatically because of a  

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