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       doveadm-force-resync - Repair broken mailboxes

       doveadm [-Dv] force-resync [-S socket_path] mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] force-resync [-S socket_path] -A mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] force-resync [-S socket_path] -F file mailbox
       doveadm [-Dv] force-resync [-S socket_path] -u user mailbox

       Under certain circumstances it may happen, that dovecot(1) is unable to automatically solve problems with mail-
       boxes.  In such situations the force-resync command may be helpful.  It tries to fix all problems.   For  sdbox
       and mdbox mailboxes the storage files will be also checked.

       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given
              value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for all users.  Using this option in combina-
              tion  with  system  users  from  userdb { driver = passwd } is not recommended, because it contains also
              users with a lower UID than the one configured with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When the SQL userdb module is used make  sure  that  the  iterate_query  setting  in  /etc/dovecot/dove-
              cot-sql.conf.ext  matches  your  database layout.  When using the LDAP userdb module, make sure that the
              iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP  schema.
              Otherwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -F file
              Execute  the  command  for  all the users in the file.  This is similar to the -A option, but instead of
              getting the list of users from the userdb, they are read from the given file.   The  file  contains  one
              username per line.

       -S socket_path
              The  option's  argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or a hostname and port
              (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

              This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the given socket.

       -u user/mask
              Run the command only for the given user.  It's also possible to use  '*'  and  '?'  wildcards  (e.g.  -u
              When  neither  the -A option, nor the -F file option, nor the -u user was specified, the command will be
              executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.

              The name of the mailbox to fix. With mdbox all of the mailboxes are fixed, so you can  use  for  example
              INBOX as the name.

       Fix bob's INBOX:

       doveadm force-resync -u bob INBOX

       Report  bugs,  including  doveconf  -n  output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <>.  Information
       about reporting bugs is available at:


Dovecot v2.2                      2015-05-09           DOVEADM-FORCE-RESYNC(1)