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How Messages are Removed from the Message Store (Doc ID 1399613.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 6.2.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Frequently asked questions about message expiration, delete/expunge, and cleanup; imexpire and impurge.

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Questions and Answers
 Which processes do expiration, expunge, and cleanup?
 Delete, Expunge, Move to trash, Compact, Expire, Cleanup, Purge...  what???
 Expunge / Close
 Move to Trash
 Compact a folder
 Cleanup and Purge
 Do not confuse with imsimta purge or msuserpurge
 When are messages removed?
 Should I change store.cleanupsize?
 mboxutil -C feature added in 7.0.5
 How much space is being used by messages waiting to be cleaned up?
 Enhancement request 19731331 - force cleanup based on previous cleanup date/time
 How to determine whether you need to do mboxutil -C
 Or try it and see
 How to workaround, not having mboxutil -C, on 7.0.4 and earlier
 How to immediately cleanup a user/folder after massive expire/delete/expunge?
 Messages are not being removed
 How To Make imexpire Go Faster? 
 Are there any default expiration rules?
 What must be restarted after making config changes?
 Changing store.cleanupage or store.cleanupsize has no effect
 Test your expiration rules!
 How to Recover Deleted and Expunged Mail Messages?
 How to observe that a message is flagged as deleted or expunged
 Do deleted messages count against the user's quota?
 Example imcheck -e and imcheck -q output
 Can I force it to cleanup expunged messages from a folder?
 What is impurge doing?  Is it taking too long?  Is it impacting performance?  Can I limit the number of threads?
 Transaction log file accumulation in mboxlist while impurge is running
 Can I make impurge run at midnight like it did in 6.3 and before?
 impurge unlinking files has a significant performance impact on the system
 When does impurge decide to purge cache files and annotation records?
 If you opt to let impurge clean it up, when will that happen?

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