I did something similar a while back. I had one main domain and another one
that was aliased to it. I ran vdeldomain on the alias and noticed that the
command was taking a few seconds. I stopped the command, but it had trashed a
bunch of accounts. I can tell you that it definitely did NOT delete things in
alphabetical order. It seemed to delete them in the order they were created.
It started with accounts in the top level directory and then proceeded into the
folders below (0, 1, etc.). One of the first casualties was the vpasswd file
so noone could authenticate. You may be using a different authentication
method, so this may not be the case with you. Fortunately, I had a good,
recent backup that saved me...I hope you do too.
----- Original Message -----
From: Root Kit
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 2:51 AM
Subject: [vchkpw] vDELdomain problem
I've got a big problem, please help. I've runned vdeldomain on a
mailserver (unfortunate act), but I've canceled the command fast.
The luck is that only the first user that started with "A" had no
emails. But, in the last time period, another user claimed he has a few mails
My question is: HOW vdeldomain acts? How it performs this mail removal?
Is it in a alphabetical order? In a time order? Or how?
Thank you very much and please provide some help because i'm desperate.