[Dovecot] expire tool question

LÉVAI Dániel leva at ecentrum.hu
Thu Nov 27 09:23:58 EET 2008

On Wednesday 26 November 2008 20.57.10 Jakob Curdes wrote:
> I myself wrote:
> > Hi, I try to get expire working, with the BDB backend and mbox
> > mailboxes. (...)
> > [root at m ~]# /usr/local/sbin/dovecot --exec-mail ext
> > /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/expire-tool --test
> > Error: read(/var/run/dovecot/dict-server) failed: Remote
> > disconnected
> >
> > Hmm. I searched for hints but could not find a related discussion
> > or problem.
> > Here are the relavant config parts:
> My first finding is that I need to enable db when doing ./configure.
> Now I see a berkeley database tree in the /var/run/dovecot/
> directory. However this has the timestamp of the last restart and
> does not change even when I access one of my expire-configured
> folders (backu and spam). Should the DB not be updated every time I
> access one of these folders? I have no namespaces and the folders are
> directly in the user's home dirs.
> But at least the expire-tool now runs silently. Totally silently. No
> output at all....

Maybe you'll find this thread useful:


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