[Dovecot] Purging a large folder... anything I need to be careful of?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 10 15:55:47 EET 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 14:45 +0100, Dennis Guhl wrote:
> Timo Sirainen schrieb:
> > On Wed, 2010-02-10 at 13:40 +0100, Dennis Guhl wrote:
> >> When you go to ~/Maildir/cur/ to remove messages (as dave intend) 
> >> dovecots indexes will indeed be affected. But it will cause no 
> >> trouble beside throwing an entry in the log.
> > 
> > It shouldn't even log anything. Dovecot's Maildir code was built so that
> > it expected there to be other non-Dovecot MUAs accessing and changing
> > the Maildir. Only recently I added maildir_very_dirty_syncs=yes setting
> > where it assumes it's the only thing accessing maildir to improve
> > performance.
> Am I wrong or did you remove the log entry?
> IIRC it was there in the past.

If you saw a log entry it happened because of something else, not simply
because you deleted a file from cur/ or new/.

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