Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide

20.6.5 To Monitor and Maintain Shared Folder Data

The readership command line utility allows you to monitor and maintain shared folder data which is held in the folder.db, peruser.db, and lright.db files. folder.db has a record for each folder that holds a copy of the ACLs. The peruser.db has an entry per user and mailbox that lists the various flags settings and the last date the user accessed any folders. The lright.db has a list of all the users and the shared folders for which they have lookup rights.

The readership command line utility takes the following options:

Table 20–5 readership Options



-d days

Returns a report, per shared folder, of the number of users who have selected the folder within the specified days. 

-p months

Removes data from the peruser.db for those users who have not selected their shared folders within the specified months.


List the data in lright.db.

-s folder_identifier_rights

Set access rights for the specified folder. This updates the lright.db as well as the folder.db.

Using the various options, you can perform the following functions: To Monitor Shared Folder Usage

To find out how many users are actively accessing shared folders, issue the command:

readership -d days

where days is the number of days to check. Note that this option returns the number of active users, not a list of the active users.

Example: To find out the number of users who have selected shared folders within the last 30 days, issue the following command:

readership -d 30 To List Users and Their Shared Folders

To list users and the shared folders to which they have access, issue the command:

imcheck -d lright.db

Example output:

$ imcheck -d lright.db user/user2/lee-staff
richb: user/golf user/user10/Drafts user/user2/lee-staff user/user10/Trash
han1: user/ user/golf
gregk: user/ user/heaving user/tennis To Remove Inactive Users

If you want to remove inactive users (those who have not accessed shared folders in a specified time period) issue the command:

readership -p months

where months is the number of months to check for.

Example: Remove users who have not accessed shared folders for the past six months:

readership -p 6 To Set Access Rights

You can assign access rights to a new public folder, or change access rights on a current public folder.

For an example of how to set access rights with this command, see 20.6.2 To Set or Change a Shared Folder’s Access Control Rights