sahostking

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Sep 3 02:45:12 lin01 dovecot: Dovecot v1.2.17 starting up (core dumps disabled)
Sep 3 02:45:12 lin01 dovecot: bind(/var/run/dovecot/dict-server) failed: Disk quota exceeded
Sep 3 02:45:12 lin01 dovecot: Fatal: net_listen_unix(/var/run/dovecot/dict-server) failed: Disk quota exceeded


Any ideas what the above means. Free diskspace is more than enough so bit lost.

Migrated to courier but want to move back to dovecot again. The above error just popped up after rebooting server.
 

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If the error message says "Disk quota exceeded" it does not help if you tell that "Free diskspace is more than enough".

How much is there free space in /var?
 

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Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 42G 30G 9.8G 76% /
tmpfs 3.9G 7.9M 3.9G 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda1 194M 138M 47M 75% /boot
/dev/sdb1 197G 192G 0 100% /backup
/dev/sdc1 394G 59G 315G 16% /home
/usr/tmpDSK 485M 84M 377M 19% /tmp


Those are the partitions I current have setup on this server. Hence /var should e fine as it's in / ?
 

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Not seen this precise one before, just to sanity check what is the output for the dovecot user if you run repquota / (i.e. is the output sane / without limits)
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Check to see if there is a quota for the "dovecot" username:

Code:
quota dovecot
If there is, please disable it. Also, use the "df -i" command on it's own so it checks all partitions to see if any are at 100% usage. Beyond that, is this a VPS? If so, check /proc/user_beancounters to see if there are any fail counts for parameters configured from the VPS node.

Thank you.
 

sahostking

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sais none for quota dovecot

Would this be an issue?

[email protected] [/etc]# quota root
quota: Cannot find any quota file to work on.
Disk quotas for user root (uid 0):
Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace
/dev/sda2 26612564 0 0 791881* 100000 250000 6days
/dev/sdc1 6545952 0 0 112512* 100000 250000 6days
 
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cPanelMichael

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You should not have a quota for the "root" user. Please run this command to disable it:

Code:
/scripts/editquota root unlimited
Thank you.
 

cPanelMichael

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You will need to configure Outlook to use IMAP if you want to see the messages that are stored on the server.

Thank you.
 

sahostking

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Hi,

I am using IMAP. If I recreate the mail account in outlook it works fine now.

But what about clients that are also using IMAP but do not recreate mail account. The settings are exactly the same. Very strange. They can view new emails in webmail but not showing up or being retrieved via outlook/thunderbird.
 
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cPanelMichael

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I recommend opening a new thread if the issue persists. This thread is related to the issue with Dovecot starting, so it's better to have a new thread for separate issues.

Thank you.