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Overview

This document list the information needed for most common problems when creating a new ticket.
In some cases support needs more information which is not listed here because of the unknown nature of the problem.

Information for Mobile Apps can be found here:  Mobile Apps


as an attachment:

OX App Suite (Middleware or UI):

    • oxsysreport 
      /opt/open-xchange/sbin/oxsysreport
    • test account(s)

 Dovecot Pro: 

    • dovecot logs 
    • doveconf -n 
      please also include .ext files and other files included in the configuration, but feel free to remove any passwords and sensitive information.
    • /usr/bin/dovecot-package-list-deps.sh
    • crashes:  core dump, if a crash occurred. The trace should have as much information as possible, so for e.g. the "gdb" debugger use "bt full" and if possible, install dovecot debug packages. 

OX PowerDNS: 

    • powerdns logs
    • ‘dig’ output for any failing query
    • crashes:  core dump

Additional Information Needed based on Situation



OX App Suite

Dovecot Pro

OX PowerDNS

High load /
high memory usage

  • run command:
    strace -tt -s 100 -p <pid of high CPU load process>
    and paste the output to OTRS ticket

  • Hostname  in our private metrics server,

    and/or

  • Graphs from customer-internal system

Communication link error

  • check the network and the server mentioned at the beginning of the stack trace
    with Dovecot:  add Dovecot logs
    with Database:  see next section


  • recursor trace logs (rec_control trace-regex or – trace config setting) for failing lookup

Database issue

  • include general oxsysreport
  • DB slow logs from the time the issue first occurred

  • run the following show global status
    show processlist
    show engine innodb status/G
  • monitoring data of the affected servers (graphs) - at least day and week

  • as for Appsuite, except for oxsysreport

Login issue

  • exact date and time
  • apache logs from the time frame
  • general information and oxsysreport
  • (network traces and sniffs to watch and monitor the network traffic of specific services.)
  • test account to reproduce the issue
  • Dovecot logs in verbose mode
    if possible, reproduce the issue with auth_debug=yes enabled
    please make sure .ext configuration files of passdb and userdb blocks are included with the provided configuration.
  • webapp logs

Auth issue 

  • OX 
    general information and oxsysreport

  • OX Login is working but not Dovecot
    check OX logs, in case of error regarding password change
    Dovecot logs in verbose mode
  • Dovecot logs in verbose mode
    if possible, reproduce the issue with auth_debug=yes enabled
    please make sure .ext configuration files of passdb and userdb blocks are included with the provided configuration.
  • webapp logs

UI issue

  • test account to reproduce the issue
  • general information and oxsysreport
  • browser type with version number
  • screenshots showing the problem
  • check JavaScript console and provide additional errors or attach har-file
  • check the network tab if request fails, timeout or simply take to long

  • as for Appsuite, except for oxsysreport

API issues


  • show full request and response (tcpdump on port 8009)
  • general information and oxsysreport

  • show full request and response
  • describe how seen behavior differs from expected behavior

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