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g.slager

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Our mailserver's harddisk was filling up even though Kerio was the only program running on the machine.

I used GrandPerspective (via superuser) to locate the big files and it turns out there is a properties.fld file in a user's deleted folder with a file size of 320 GB.

Is it safe to delete this file? And how does a file like this get created?

Thanks in advance!
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BudDurland

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My understanding is that the only harm done by deleting this file that the status of messages may be lost. How large is the users total mail store (excluding the properties.fld file?). When deleting it, it is best to stop Kerio Connect first.

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g.slager

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The total mailstorage from all users is only 80-90 GB. What do you mean exactly with the status of messages? This file is in my managers deleted folder and his e-mail is almost considered sacred to him. Rolling Eyes Right now I have more than enough HD space but i'd rather have the file gone.
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Interesting, the properties.fld in the "Deleted Items" folder seems quite large compared to the number of messages for several users here. In my case there 25 deleted messages and a 450k properties.fld, in another case 5M properties.fld for 2400 messages. For other folders the relation seems to be much better.
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g.slager

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We did migrate the server about six months ago but i'm fairly sure the file wasn't that big back then.
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g.slager

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I would be really happy if someone from Kerio could answer the question I asked in the first post of this thread.
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g.slager

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I Thought i'd up this post to see if I could get some new responses. Confused
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Charles B

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I had a similar issue, with a user's properties.fld growing to 65 GigaBytes from one day to the next.

I noticed it because the mail server had significantly less free space (my mail store is on a 250GB partition--65GB is non-trivial) and this message started showing up in the warning log: BACKUP: File /store/mail/mycompany.com/users_name/Sent Items/properties.fld, 0.00 MB, does not fit into the backup file.

I reindexed his account, which took about 20 seconds, and changed nothing.

I finally just removed the 65GB properties.fld file and reindexed. It finished almost immediately, and returned:
"Integrity check successfully finished. Corrupted folders were not found."

However, it did not recreate the properties.fld file. That was recreated when he first got into his sent mail folder, as a zero length file.

The user hadn't noticed any problems other than sometimes his Outlook 2010 will stop getting new emails, and has to be shut down and restarted in order to start getting new messages again. That happens occasionally to other users who don't have huge files, so probably unrelated.


[Updated on: Fri, 20 December 2013 22:45]


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