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NAME

       doveadm-force-resync - Repair broken mailboxes

SYNOPSIS

       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

DESCRIPTION

       Under  certain  circumstances  it  may  happen, that dovecot(1) is unable to automatically
       solve problems with mailboxes.   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.

OPTIONS

       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 combination 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/dovecot-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 *@example.org).
              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.

ARGUMENTS

       mailbox
              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.

EXAMPLE

       Fix bob's INBOX:

       doveadm force-resync -u bob INBOX

REPORTING BUGS

       Report   bugs,   including   doveconf   -n   output,   to   the   Dovecot   Mailing   List
       <dovecot@dovecot.org>.    Information   about   reporting   bugs    is    available    at:
       http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO

       doveadm(1)