Database is borked, need help
relson at osagesoftware.com
Wed Sep 22 17:40:49 EDT 2004
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 13:57:46 -0700
Chris Wilkes wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 04:07:17PM -0400, Chris wrote:
> > Hello.
> > I tried to teach my database that a certain email was not spam
> > using: bogofilter -n <filename. It freaked out and told me:
> > RECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
> Usually a simple
> bogoutil -d ./wordlist.db | bogoutil -l ./wordlist.db-new
> will re-recreate your wordlist for you in the file wordlist.db-new
> If that doesn't work try doing a db_dump and db_load:
> db_dump -r -f wordlist.dump ./wordlist.db
> db_load -f wordlist.dump wordlist.db-new
> and wordlist.db-new should a wordlist you can use.
BerkeleyDB also includes a db_recover command that's worth trying.
To guard against b0rked databases, I run an hourly cronjob that
1) copies wordlist.db to a new location
2) runs db_verify to determine if the copy is good
3) if good, rename the copy to wordlist.db.OK
This script ensures that I always have a recent backup.
My script also appends to a logfile the token and message counts.
Having done this for approx 2 yrs, I have a historical record of how my
wordlist has been growing. It's not useful, but it is kinda fun :-)
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