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DBERROR: reading /var/lib/imap/db/skipstamp, assuming the worst: No such file or directory

Posted on 2009-04-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I found the following mesage within syslog.

< message >
ctl_mboxlist[19955]: DBERROR: reading /var/lib/imap/db/skipstamp, assuming the worst: No such file or directory

I investigated "skipstamp" for long time. However, I don't know why this message is output.

Would you please tell me the reason?
Question by:chunzi
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torimar earned 2000 total points
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Although this sounds like a really bad error, it is basically harmless.
I assume you use Cyrus? It expects to find that file and complains if it doesn't. There are occasions (like database migration etc.) where this file is not automatically created.

If you wish to get rid of the error message, all you have to do is create an empty "skipstamp" file. As root, run this command:
touch /var/lib/imap/db/skipstamp
chmod 766 /var/lib/imap/db/skipstamp

(Should you still receive an error message either chmod the file to 777 or chown it to the user that runs the application which issues the error; in case of Cyrus, this user could be 'cyrus', for instance)

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