[Dovecot] Deleting Index Files and Expire Tool

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jul 19 22:02:30 EEST 2010

In theory Dovecot should fix indexes if it ever finds anything wrong
with them. If that doesn't work, then you need to delete them manually.
I don't really have any other good ideas.

On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 13:58 -0500, Tom Goerger wrote:
> We will likely do that at some point in the near future.  I've done some
> testing with this issue in 1.1.17 as well, however this issue is not solved
> here.  At this point, I'm less concerned with the reasons why any cache
> corruption issues might be occurring and more concerned with getting these
> folders back to a usable state.  Might there be any way of resetting a
> folder in the manner that an "Empty Trash" option would, without actually
> expunging any messages?  I know that we're running a very outdated version
> of the software, but we're dealing with some political roadblocks in our
> environment to actually get this upgraded, and I have to work with what we
> have for the time being.  We can limit removing these indexes as much as we
> can, but I'm sure there are users out there whose indexes have already been
> removed, and I'm concerned about the expire tool working for them.
> Thanks,
> Tom
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 11:26 -0500, Tom Goerger wrote:
> >
> > > My question is, is there a better way to handle corrupted cache files?
> >  Is
> > > there a more graceful way to rebuild these using Dovecot tools?  Or is
> > there
> > > a more specific index file that can be removed, rather than removing the
> > > entire hierarchy?
> > >
> > > We're using Dovecot 1.1.6, on Solaris 10.
> >
> > My guess is that simply upgrading to latest stable version would help.
> > What kind of cache corruption errors have you had? Apparently mbox still
> > has some problem with message sizes, but that should at least nowadays
> > be fixed automatically.
> >
> >
> >

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