is used to perform various administrative operations on the Cyrus
reads its configuration options out of the
file unless specified otherwise by -C.
option is used to determine the default location of the Cyrus databases.
Read configuration options from config-file.
Recover the databases after an application or system failure. Also performs
database cleanup like removing mailbox reservations (and any associated
All mailbox files are also checked to make sure the file format matches
the configured database type in imapd.conf. If not, the file is
automatically converted using the same logic as cvt_cyrusdb.
Used with -r to recover the database only. (Prevents database cleanup).
Checkpoint and archive the databases. Changes to the database which
are part of committed transactions are written to disk. Also, a
hot backup of the databases is made and inactive log files are