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

Dennis Guhl dg at dguhl.org
Wed Feb 10 16:29:15 EET 2010

Timo Sirainen schrieb:
> 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/.

Oh, then I think I should have a closer look when I see something 
about the indexes in the logs.


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