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

Dennis Guhl dg at dguhl.org
Wed Feb 10 18:02:30 EET 2010

Charles Marcus schrieb:
> On 2010-02-10 7:40 AM, Dennis Guhl wrote:
>> Charles Marcus schrieb:

>>> Not entirely accurate. TB does indeed have a big problem with mbox files
>> Oh, I think that should be a bug, since today files with more then 4GB
>> are nor rare.
> I agree... I've been considering opening a bug about this, but it hasn't
> been high on my list since I don't have my large folders set to full
> offline mode (just my Inbox mainly)...

I have no folder at all set to offline mode. So it would make no 
sense for to file this bug since I can't give any hints what goes wrong.
Maybe someone like Dave with a more urgent need will file it.


>>> I don't think dovecots indexes are affected by this - it is merely a
>>> cosmetic TB issue.
>> 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.
> Yes, of course the indexes will be rebuilt, but that is normal when
> messages are deleted/added. I meant they won't be affected in any
> abnormal way...

Yes, of course.

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