Mismatch Seen in Number of Emails When Mailbox is Moved from One Store to the Other

(Doc ID 2250094.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 8.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Consider the rehostuser utility being used to move a Messaging Server user's mailbox from one host to another host.


rehostuser -u userid -d mailhost [-p partition] [-c imsconnutil] [-b imsbackup] [-s ssh] [-r imsrestore] [-e] [-o iss_src -t iss_dest -y scp_user [-z src_path] [-w dest_path]]

Users may see a mismatch in the number of emails, once the migration is completed.

For example:

imcheck -m command output as seen on the source host:

Reference Documents:

How to use rehostuser on the same system? (Doc ID 1418185.1)

Other facts:

Users see mismatch in number of emails when mail account is moved from one store to the other.  We tried with imsbackup and imsrestore but still saw  the same result and we see the user is missing emails.
Both imsbackup and imsrestore appear successful and no errors are returned, but it is observed that there is a mismatch in emails between the source and destination server.

This user is moving from a Solaris store to a Linux store.


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