Perform a consistency check of the Cyrus IMAP mail spool. Synopsis

chk_cyrus [ -C config-file ] [ -P partition | -M mailbox ] Description

chk_cyrus is used to perform a consistency check on the cyrus datastore, and output a list of files/directories that are expected to exist, but do not. Status messages are output to stderr, the list of files/directories is output to stdout. This list can be passed to a backup program to aid a partial restoration, for instance.

chk_cyrus reads its configuration options out of the imapd.conf(5) file unless specified otherwise by -C. Options

-C config-file

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

-P partition

Limit to partition partition. May not be specified with -M.

-M mailbox

Only check mailbox mailbox. May not be specified with -P.


The mailbox must be specified in the internal format, so rather than specifying user/john/Trash@example.org, you will want to specify example.org!user.john.Trash. Examples

chk_cyrus -P default
Perform consistency checks on default partition.
chk_cyrus -C /usr/local/etc/imapd-slot1.conf -P default
Perform consistency checks on default partition using specified configuration file.
chk_cyrus -M user.marysmith
Perform consistency checks on mailbox user.marysmith. See Also

imapd.conf(5), master(8)