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Re: Quota not showing correctly after conversion (

Timo Sirainen
On Fri, 2008-04-25 at 09:56 +0800, k bah wrote:

>  I have a problem, when a user has mails that exceed the limit in mb's
> (I set just size limit, no messages limit), neither
> "getquotaroot" (via telnet to port 143), neither webmail software
> (horde) show the quota usage correctly (I'm not talking about new
> mail, talking about those messages copied, when they exceed the size
> limit). Just after trying to delete messages it is shown (gives me an
> error message, quota exceeded, since Trash is not excluded from quota
> limits, for now, I'll exclude it later). This server has some issues:
> many old users have lots of mails, in thousands (1000-15000). Some
> have 50mb to 150mb of mails. The migration is part of the cleanup
> process.
That's quite a confusing paragraph. Do you just mean that "quota is
counted wrong for the old converted messages"?

How badly wrong is the quota? Show me some example values of what they
are and what they're supposed to be? How do you calculate what the quota
is supposed to be?

>  Is it possible that the migration order (creating dirs in that way)
> is causing the quota usage to be shown wrong?

If all this is before the imap process is started, I don't see any

>  Is it possible that the amount of messages and the size can be the
> cause?


>  How can I manually tell dovecot to recalculate the quota, after
> copying messages (when a user logs in, and didn't receive new mails on
> the new mail system, but had messages big enough to exceed the quota
> limit) from the old system?

Deleting maildirsize file recalculates the quota.

> Should I run any commands to rebuild indexes or any operation to keep
> information integrity about the mails/mailboxes to dovecot, after
> copying the converted messages?


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