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Rehostuser -x Fails with Error "Unable To Restore Message Links ..." (Doc ID 2493234.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 8.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The rehostuser command seems to be broken between Messaging Server build and

The 'rehostuser' tool is commonly used to migrate users between store to balance disk and CPU usage. This appears to stop working on the Messaging Server hotfix bundle / build

Consider the following sample rehostuser command syntax:

However, it should not be necessary to specify this option and it appears something has changed in the patch.
Steps to reproduce this issue:

  1. Copy a message from INBOX to another folder.
  2. Expunge the message(s) in INBOX.
  3. Run rehostuser with '-x' option.

Due to this issue, it is not possible to execute a successful rehostuser with the hotfix bundle


Installed the latest Messaging Server hotfix bundle.


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