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Topic: [SOLVED] Lost ALL emails and mailbox after restarting dovecot

Hello

I was looking at increasing mail storage quota for 1 user and edited /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf:
    quota_rule = *:storage=100M

to
    quota_rule = *:storage=1000M

and restarted dovecot using /etc/init.d/dovecot restart

and now all of the sudden, people are saying all of their emails and mail boxes have disappeared!

on the server side, i still see all their mailboxes and mails in the dovecot/cur directory but they dont seem to be able to access them in roundcube/imap clients

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Re: [SOLVED] Lost ALL emails and mailbox after restarting dovecot

Versions:

Ubuntu 9.04
iRedMail 0.7.2

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Re: [SOLVED] Lost ALL emails and mailbox after restarting dovecot

check "mail_location" setting in dovecot.conf first, maildir location was changed. Also check dovecot-mysql.conf or dovecot-ldap.conf.

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Re: [SOLVED] Lost ALL emails and mailbox after restarting dovecot

Thanks Zhang! that led me to look at where the MailDir was being created and indeed it was now looking at different location
consider this case closed.