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    Question postdrop Permission denied errors

    On my last Zimbra upgrade, I re-enabled zmlogger (previously disabled due to performance problems in Zimbra 5.x) and finally got my Daily Reports flowing again.

    I am now aware of this error in my logs:

    Mar 23 10:24:34 zimbra postfix/postdrop[23653]: warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop/750341.23653: Permission denied

    and it seems to be hitting every 10 seconds. I haven't heard of any user complaints about mail not getting delivered, so whatever this is isn't affecting anyone with a pulse.

    I've browsed the fora and found some references to this type of symptom, but nothing that diagnosed my particular situation.

    My reference Zimbra installs (stage and test environments) don't exhibit this. I'm suspecting a load issue or a config somewhere I missed.

    FWIW:

    zimbra@zimbra:/var/log$ zmlocalconfig postfix_queue_directory
    postfix_queue_directory = ${zimbra_home}/data/postfix/spool

    root@zimbra:/opt/zimbra# ls -la /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/spool
    total 96
    drwxr-xr-x 16 postfix postfix 4096 2010-07-17 16:59 .
    drwxr-xr-x 3 postfix zimbra 4096 2010-10-30 12:10 ..
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 20480 2011-03-23 10:36 active
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2011-03-23 02:00 bounce
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2010-07-17 16:59 corrupt
    drwx------ 18 postfix postfix 4096 2010-09-09 17:42 defer
    drwx------ 18 postfix postfix 4096 2010-09-09 17:42 deferred
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2010-07-17 16:59 flush
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2010-10-13 08:36 hold
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 20480 2011-03-23 10:36 incoming
    drwx-wx--- 2 postfix postdrop 4096 2011-03-23 07:16 maildrop
    drwxr-xr-x 2 postfix root 4096 2010-12-17 15:01 pid
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2011-03-19 12:35 private
    drwx--x--- 2 postfix postdrop 4096 2011-03-19 12:35 public
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2010-07-17 16:59 saved
    drwx------ 2 postfix postfix 4096 2011-03-04 10:59 trace


    Can anyone here shed light on this one? Thanks!
    mike r.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrios View Post
    Can anyone here shed light on this one?.
    How about these (third one in this list):site:zimbra.com +"warning: mail_queue_enter: create file maildrop" +solved - Yahoo! Search Results - does that help?
    Regards


    Bill


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    So I've looked over those three pages...the only thing on them I haven't tried yet is the zmmtactl stop/start. I'll try that tonight and see if anything changes.

    Thanks!

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    I even upgraded zimbra and the error was still present.

    Finally I found that someday a "
    postdrop -r
    (even incomplete) process was run by root. I
    kill -9 <maildrop_process>
    and it stopped the error.

    So check with
    pgrep -l postdrop
    if there is any postdrop proccess and kill it!

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