• mail.lock file

    From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to digital man on Tue Sep 27 15:02:23 2022
    hello, whats this mail.lock file?

    i looked up the wiki server:mail entry and don't see it.
    for some reason datastream generated that file on the 21st.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Thu Sep 29 23:25:07 2022
    Re: mail.lock file
    By: MRO to digital man on Tue Sep 27 2022 05:02 pm

    hello, whats this mail.lock file?

    i looked up the wiki server:mail entry and don't see it.
    for some reason datastream generated that file on the 21st.

    Sounds like the data/mail base was locked (e.g. for maintenace, but smbutil). If no Synchronet-utilities are actively doing something with the mail base, it'd be safe to delete the file.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Fri Sep 30 14:44:16 2022
    Re: mail.lock file
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Sep 30 2022 01:25 am

    Re: mail.lock file
    By: MRO to digital man on Tue Sep 27 2022 05:02 pm

    hello, whats this mail.lock file?

    i looked up the wiki server:mail entry and don't see it.
    for some reason datastream generated that file on the 21st.

    Sounds like the data/mail base was locked (e.g. for maintenace, but smbutil). If no Synchronet-utilities are actively doing something with the mail base, it'd be safe to delete the file.


    yeah i deleted it and everything was fine. datastream runs by itself and has done so for years. i do check on it frequently. there is no mail going through so i found that strange.
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