[Dovecot] Purging a large folder... anything I need to be careful of?
dg at dguhl.org
Wed Feb 10 07:59:30 EET 2010
> I've got a large message folder (about 40G in 'cur') that I need to
> empty to a more reasonable size. Oddly, my Thunderbird e-mail client
> only sees about 2.4G of that, and has "looped" a few times. What I mean
> is, I thought someone was cleaning the folder out, but Thunderbird
> apparently was actually just looping back to 0 every 4 gigs and starting
> to count up again Ha. But that's a sidenote. So, since Thunderbird
But it's a strange one.
I have some fairly big folders (>>10G) too but there is no problem at
all with TB 126.96.36.199.
> apparently is not seeing all of the messages, what is the safest way to
> delete the files straight from the 'cur' folder? IS that safe? Will I
> mess up any of the dovecot indexes in any way??
Yes it is safe.
Dovecot has self healing abilities which will fix the index files.
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