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Quickly restart scalix smtp relay

April 20, 2011 Leave a comment

/etc/init.d/sendmail restart

omoff -d 0 smtpd

omon smtpd

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Restart Scalix webmail service quickly

November 22, 2010 Leave a comment

All you need to do is touch the web.xml file.

Our example:

touch /var/opt/scalix/sx/tomcat/webapps/webmai/WEB-INF.web.xml

From Scalix wiki

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Adding a New Mailnode in Scalix

March 9, 2010 Leave a comment

This needs to be done after adding a mailnode to enable outlook connector and webmail. This was sent to me by Scalix support.

Add the mailnode first within sac.

The rest is done from a terminal.

To get a list of your mailnodes:

omshowmn -m all

The name displayed against two asterisks ** is name of primary mailnode
Replace mailnode with new mailnode name, and primarynode with your primary mailnode name.

omaddbb -s "mailnode"
omdelacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -g admin
omdelacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -g local
omdelacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -g default
omaddacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -g admin -c visible
omaddacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -n "*/mailnode,*,*,*" -c create read subfolder editown deleteall contact visible
omaddacln -t b -l ":mailnode" -n "Proxy-Folder Admin /primarynode/CN=Proxy-Folder Admin" -c create read subfolder editown deleteall contact visible

I did find/replace with a text editor and drag-n-drop into a terminal window. It took longer to type this up!

Categories: linux, scalix, Software

Upgrading Scalix to a new server OS.

February 20, 2009 Leave a comment

As part of our recent infrastructure upgrade, we moved our mail server to a a new OS, on a new virtual machine. We also upgraded to the newest enterprise version of Scalix: from Scalix 10.0 on Fedora Core 5 to Scalix 11.4 on CentOS 5.2.

Here are what we determined would have been the optimum way to perform the upgrade.

Change ip address of old machine, and reboot.

Stop Scalix on old machine (omshut)

Set IP and hostname on new machine to match old machine’s settings. Test forward and reverse dns to make sure it is all consistent.

Install Scalix package on new machine, and make sure it it does not throw any errors.

Stop Scalix on new machine (omshut) Inbound and outbound mail will stop at this point.

Rename or move message store on new machine, to make room for the old message store. (mv /var/opt/scalix/sx /var/opt/scalix/sx.bak)

Copy message store from old machine to new one (I used rsync) This takes the longest time of anything.

run ompatchom to fixup the message store for the new version.

Categories: linux, scalix

Changing the hostname of a Scalix server

October 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Changing the fully qualified domain name of a Scalix server is a little tricky. Following the procedure here I was able to accomplish it pretty easily.

Categories: linux, scalix, Software

Clear Scalix IMAP Cache for a user

June 16, 2007 Leave a comment

Problems with the IMAP Cache can cause messages not to appear or other mailbox weirdness. I had this happen with several of our local users after an accidental power disruption.

Scalix Community Forums :: View topic – SWA doesn’t show “new” mails

Follow the steps below to clear IMAP cache:

1. make sure the user is logged out, i.e.

omstat -u all

should not show any more sessions for any user.

2. determine the user folder directory, i.e.

omshowu -n <lastname> -f

Note: <lastname> should be the lastname of the user in question.

3. Go there (the so-called g-directory of the user)

cd /var/opt/scalix/??/s/user/????????/

4. This should have a subdirectory called imap-cache. delete that:

rm -r imap-cache

Restart IMAP service:
    omoff -d 0 -a IMAP & omon IMAP

6. Try accessing the user’s mailbox using IMAP again.

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Scalix Community Edition

February 14, 2007 Leave a comment

This week we migrated to Scalix 11.0 from MacOSX Server 10.3 (cyrus). The migration went smoothly and seems to be working very well. The only problems so far: Apple Mail seems to put a lot of junk characters into replies, so we will not be using that as much for now. You really need to be using a groupware client to exploit the features of scalix anyway. Also the authentication is case sensitive on the user name – that caused a few minor problems.

The Outlook connector works perfectly as far as I can tell, and the web client is fantastic. Using Outlook I can’t tell I’m not using an Exchange server. The web client is good enough you could use it as your only interface to the system.
You can’t beat the price – $0 for small businesses for the community edition. That edition includes 25 full groupware clients (with shared calendars) and unlimited email only clients.  That fits the profile of most of our clients.

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