Corrupted evolution databases
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 8 18:23:24 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 15:31 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 15:39 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 15:34 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 15:50 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > > I had a crash that caused some filesystem errors, and after restarting,
> > > > evolution reports that it can't view some of my mail and RSS feed
> > > > folders because "database disk image is malformed".
> > > >
> > > > Is this something that can be recovered? If so, how?
> > > >
> > > > TIA.
> > > > --
> > > > Matthew Saltzman
> > > > Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
> > > > mjs AT clemson DOT edu
> > > >
> > >
> > > Usually if you run: evolution --force-shutdown
> > > Then go to:
> > > .local/share/evolution/mail/local_mbox
> > > and : rm Inbox.ibex.index
> > > and restart evolution , things will straighten out.
> > Correction.
> > That is for F15 . In earlier versions of Fedora it was in local not
> > local_mbox.
> Thanks for the suggestions, but:
> * This is F15, and I have local/ not local_mbox/. Maybe because I
> had it before F15?
> * I don't have the file Inbox.ibex.index. Maybe because my local
> inbox is tied to a POP3 account?
> * I do have several *.ibex.index files. They are all hidden
> (start with '.'). One of them is ..ibex.index. The rest
> correspond to folders or RSS feeds.
> * I tried deleting an RSS feed (which deleted the
> corresponding .ibex.index and .ibex.index.data files) and
> recreating it (which created new files), but I get the same
> error trying to read that feed.
> I suppose it wouldn't kill me to blow the whole evolution directory tree
> away and start from scratch, as all the accounts are also stored
> remotely), but if you have any other ideas to try first, I'd be glad to
> have them.
I am not sure what you mean by your Inbox being tied to a POP3 account.
Are you using an Exchange server?
I also use POP3w to download my mail from a server. Under your local
directory do you have a file called folders.db. If so oyu might tey
processing iit with the following script:
for i in `find . -name folders.db`
echo "Rebuilding Table $i"
sqlite3 $i "vacuum;"
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at sbcglobal.net
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