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ctl_mboxlist — Cyrus IMAP documentation

Perform operations on the mailbox list database

Synopsis

ctl_mboxlist [ -C config-file ] -d [ -x ] [ -p partition ] [ -f filename ]
ctl_mboxlist [ -C config-file ] -u [ -f filename ]
ctl_mboxlist [ -C config-file ] -m [ -a ] [ -w ] [ -i ] [ -f filename ]
ctl_mboxlist [ -C config-file ] -v [ -f filename ]

Description

ctl_mboxlist is used to perform various administrative operations on the mailbox list database.

ctl_mboxlist reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C. The configdirectory option in imapd.conf(5) is used to determine the default location of the mailboxes database.

Options

-C config-file

Use the specified configuration file config-file rather than the default imapd.conf(5).

-d

Dump the contents of the database to standard output in a portable flat-text format.  NOTE: In Cyrus versions 2.2.13 and earlier, the dump format did not include the mailbox type flags, breaking remote mailboxes (frontends, mupdate master, unified backends) when undumped.

-x

When performing a dump, remove the mailboxes dumped from the mailbox list (mostly useful when specified with -p).

-p partition

When performing a dump, dump only thise mailboxes that live on partition.

-f filename

Use the database specified by filename instead of the default (configdirectory/mailboxes.db*).

-u

Load the contents of the database from standard input.  The input MUST be in the format output by the -d option.

NOTE:

Both the old and new formats can be loaded, but the old format will break remote mailboxes.

-m

For backend servers in the Cyrus Murder, synchronize the local mailbox list file with the MUPDATE server.

-a

When used with -m, assume the local mailboxes file is authoritiative, that is, only change the mupdate server, do not delete any local mailboxes.

IMPORTANT:

USE THIS OPTION WITH CARE, as it allows namespace collisions into the murder.

-w

When used with -m, print out what would be done but do not perform the operations.

-i

When used with -m, asks for verification before deleting local mailboxes.

-v

Verify the consistency of the mailbox list database and the spool partition(s). Mailboxes present in the database and not located on a spool partition, and those located on a spool partition (directory containing a valid cyrus.header file) and not present in the database will be reported.  Note that this function is very I/O intensive.

Examples

ctl_mboxlist -d

Dump the mailboxes list in portable text format.

ctl_mboxlist -u < newmboxlist.dump

Undump (restore) the mailboxes database from newmboxlist.dump, a portable text formatted file.

ctl_mboxlist -m

Synchronize our mailboxes database with the MUPDATE server.  (One may commonly put a command like this into the START section of cyrus.conf(5) on backend nodes of a Murder cluster to cause the backend to syncronize its mailbox list with the mupdate master upon startup).

ctl_mboxlist -m -w

The same as above, but only show us what would be done, don't actually do it.

ctl_mboxlist -m -a

Populate the Mupdate server from our copy of the mailboxes database.

NOTE:

Be very careful with this option, as it can create conflicts in the Murder.

ctl_mboxlist -m -i

Synchronize our mailboxes database with the MUPDATE server interactively, asking for verification before deleting any local mailboxes.

Files

/etc/imapd.conf, <configdirectory>/mailboxes.db

See Also

imapd.conf(5), master(8)

Author

The Cyrus Team, Nic Bernstein (Onlight), Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems)

Info

August 11, 2017 3.0.3 Cyrus IMAP