reboot after power failure while using mozilla results in super-long mailbox rebuild time

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

MailNews Core
Database
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Chris Bonds, Assigned: Bienvenu)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

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(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425

A one-second power outage caused my system to reboot. When the power failed I
had Mail and Browser open. When I opened mail after the reboot it took almost 10
minutes to rebuild my inbox, during which time I did not have access to mail.
The time should be much shorter. I have had rebuild problems one other time but
I am not sure what happened to bring it on.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run Mail
2. Turn off the computer without exiting windows (simulate power fail)
3. Restart

Actual Results:  
Mailbox took a long time to rebuild (10 minutes or more)

Expected Results:  
The mailbox should set up like it does under normal conditions, which is quite fast.
How big are your Mail folders ?

-> Databse (msf rebuild)
Assignee: sspitzer → bienvenu
Component: Mail Window Front End → Mail Database
via mail:
>Inbox is 291 MB (7034 messages). Also notice that I had a large number of
mozilla >newsgroup messages that I have now unsubscribed from. 

Could be "normal" if Mozilla must read 291MB to rebuild the index files.
(depends on your system)
BTW: Do you sometimes compact your folders ?
(Assignee)

Comment 3

15 years ago
Please try a 1.4 build - this has been sped up a lot. Compacting your folders
will also help.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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