[Dovecot] Dovecot over NFS

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Jun 11 14:55:32 EEST 2012

On 7.6.2012, at 1.07, James Devine wrote:

> I'm playing with running dovecot over NFS and I am running into some
> issues.  I have followed the guide at  http://wiki2.dovecot.org/NFS and my
> setup includes 1 nfs server and 1 client running postfix/dovecot.

Which NFS server? Which NFS client (Linux)?

>  In
> testing I am running postal via the command:
> postal -t 10 -c 10 localhost users399
> The test file has a list of 399 users to deliver to.  I've provided a
> sample of the errors I'm receiving and my configuration below, I am running
> dovecot 2.0.19.  Any idea what I might be doing wrong and what I might do
> to resolve it?  My ultimate goal is to setup multiple clients with director
> so each user is still handled on a single machine, however with a single
> machine I still seem to be having issues.
> Jun  6 15:55:12 test-gluster-client1 dovecot: lmtp(12072, testuser130):
> Error: mdbox /mnt/testuser130/mdbox/mailboxes/INBOX/dbox-Mails: Invalid
> dbox header size: 0

Yeah, something's broken. I'd try:

1. Try Dovecot v2.1.7. I don't think v2.0.19 had these problems anymore but wouldn't hurt to try.

2. Try if you can reproduce the same problem with local filesystem.

3. Try another NFS server or client..

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