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    Default Tons of left over files in defer folder

    I've been looking at my zimbra backups, (I zmcontrol stop and rsync /opt/zimbra) and I noticed that I have thousands of files (most with old dates) in the /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/defer folder.

    When I look at deferred mail in the gui zimbra admin web page, I see only 5 deferred emails waiting, but in the /opt/zimbra/data/postfix/defer folder, there are thousands of files.

    I've done "postsuper -d ALL deferred" and "postsuper -p ALL deferred but it makes no difference.

    Is there a "correct" way to purge these files? They really cause the backups to consume a bunch of "extra" space. What would happen if I just stop postfix and delete these files (not the folders -- there are folders named 0-F which contain all these files...)?

    The 5 deferred emails listed in zimbraAdmin do appear to be in one of the folders under defer, and I can temporarily move these to the hold queue...

    PS. I upgraded to 6.0.12 from 6.0.9 last week, most of these files are from way before then...

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    When you are logged into the machine as the zimbra user, and run "mailq", do you see any of the id's in the output?
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    no, just the 5 that show up in zimbraAdmin.

    I think I should be OK if I kill 'em, as long as I leave the folders untouched, but I was just trying to get some advice first

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickier View Post
    no, just the 5 that show up in zimbraAdmin.

    I think I should be OK if I kill 'em, as long as I leave the folders untouched, but I was just trying to get some advice first
    If they're not showing up with a mailq (which is the same thing zimbraAdmin does), and they're that old, I'd also concur that they are okay to delete. Seems that postfix isn't even aware of them.
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