[Dovecot] Vanishing maildirsize files with 1.0.7 using 'deliver' via postfix
hilobird at gmail.com
Sat May 24 03:58:47 EEST 2008
Charles Marcus wrote:
>> Jason Forester wrote:
>> We have 3 RH5.1 boxes running the stock Postfix 2.3.3, but due to issues
>> with the stock Dovecot 1.0rc15, Redhat supplied us with the version of
>> Dovecot 1.0.7 that will be in Redhat 5.2.
>> The mail store is automounted per-user from a Sun box via NFS.
>Timo strongly recommends to use 1.1 if you are using NFS...
>1.1 is available via atrpms.net
I do understand, but as I stated fairly clearly I thought "For reasons
of support I cannot upgrade to a later dovecot at this time."
Of course I have a ticket open with RedHat, but I thought I might come
to the source, find out if it's some form of a known bug, and then
perhaps I *could* use that as leverage to get another version
installed. So the question still stands:
Is this a known bug? Is maildirsize not NFS safe?
Knowing that would be a huge first step for me, so thanks in advance
for any assistance.
On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Jason Forester <hilobird at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've searched the list and have found no similar reports, so I'm asking here.
> We have 3 RH5.1 boxes running the stock Postfix 2.3.3, but due to issues with the stock Dovecot 1.0rc15, Redhat supplied us with the version of Dovecot 1.0.7 that will be in Redhat 5.2.
> The mail store is automounted per-user from a Sun box via NFS.
> We were using it with no problems until last Friday, when we attempted to implement quotas. I had done quite a lot of testing on a single system, so I didn't anticipate any issues here. I created maildirsize files for each user in the NFS-mounted /var/spool/mail/$USER and everything seemed fine. I changed mailbox_command to /usr/libexec/dovecot/deliver in postfix main.cf. Mail was delivered, quota files updated, all good.
> However almost immediately a maildirsize folder vanished. Soon after another, then another, and now we're missing nearly 40 of them.
> Any ideas as to why they're vanishing? Something to do with NFS? I've tried to trigger it by massively sending to the same user on all three systems but have yet to reproduce it at will.
> Any clues would be appreciated. For reasons of support I cannot upgrade to a later dovecot at this time.
> Best Regards,
> - jason
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