[Dovecot] dsync warning/error - mailbox needs recreation

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Mar 12 16:10:18 EET 2011

On Fri, 2011-03-11 at 21:00 -0800, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
> What does this mean? These lines occur on subsequent runs of "dsync
> -u user backup target" 
> dsync(dmiller at amfes.com): Warning: Destination
> mailbox INBOX has been modified, need to recreate it before we can
> continue syncing
> dsync(dmiller at amfes.com): Error: Can't delete mailbox
> INBOX: INBOX can't be deleted. 

It means that the INBOX's mailbox GUID has changed, so Dovecot has to
treat them as different mailboxes. For all non-INBOXes it would delete
the mailbox and resync it. But INBOX can't be deleted..

As for why the GUID changed, I don't know. Maybe you deleted some file
manually in the destination? Or maybe some bug.

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