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cyrus-imap cannot creat mailbox

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Hello,
 
I have a terrible problem at the moment because I cannot create any more mail accounts.
 
I am currently running cyrus-imapd-2.0.17. imap4 However I cannot create any more mailboxes.
 
I receive the following error when trying to create new accounts ...
 
Sep 15 19:05:16 sparrow imapd[7843]: [ID 721126 local6.error] IOERROR: creating directory /var/spool/cyrus1/user/jsnadd11: Too many links
Sep 15 19:05:16 sparrow imapd[7843]: [ID 721126 local6.error] IOERROR: creating directory /var/spool/cyrus1/user/jtarra10: Too many links
Sep 15 19:05:16 sparrow imapd[7843]: [ID 721126 local6.error] IOERROR: creating directory /var/spool/cyrus1/user/jvargh12: Too many links
Sep 15 19:05:16 sparrow imapd[7843]: [ID 721126 local6.error] IOERROR: creating directory /var/spool/cyrus1/user/jwalsh14: Too many links
Sep 15 19:05:16 sparrow imapd[7843]: [ID 721126 local6.error] IOERROR: creating directory /var/spool/cyrus1/user/jwatso26: Too many links
 .... and so it goes on
 
I currently have 32,765 directories in this account and it seems like perhaps I have reached the quota. Is there anyway to stop this?

Your comments are much appreciated
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> I currently have 32,765 directories in this account

I don't think I understand what you mean by "this account". Could you elaborate, or better yet, show me the cyradm command you are using to create the mailbox?
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More likely "directory" than "account"... In which case "what filesystem type" and "what flavour of unix" might be the relevant questions...?

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Thinking about this a bit more I believe that your problem is that you've run out of links in the /var/spool/cyrus1/user/ directory. The fix for that (which will also improve performance) is to convert to a hashed IMAP mail store. There are tools in the Cyrus distro for that.
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See, you just needed a bit of a jostle Jim;-).

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