[Dovecot] Two "pre-migration" questions
alien at 12inch.com
Wed Oct 26 12:26:42 EEST 2005
Alan Mead wrote:
> On 10/25/05, *Curtis Maloney* <cmaloney at cardgate.net
> <mailto:cmaloney at cardgate.net>> wrote:
> Alan Mead wrote:
> > 1. Can I tar my ~/mail directory on serverX.com, untar it on a
> > physical serverY.com (initially with a different domain name),
> and still see
> > my mail when I access imap.serverY.com <http://imap.serverY.com>
> <http://imap.serverY.com> (dovecot's
> > running on serverY.com .. but let me know if there are any tricks
> that I
> > need to make this work).
> Sure can. Dovecot doesn't care where you mail came from, or who it
> was sent to.
> Just that it's where you told it to look for it.
> > One of the reasons I have question #1 is that the server name
> seems to be
> > part of the email file names...
> > amead:/home/amead> ls mail/cur | head -2
> > 2022292282.22297_0.vulcan.rootr.net:2,S
> > 2022312282.3225_0.vulcan.rootr.net:2,S
> This is part of the Maildir naming algorithm, and is used to
> generate "unique"
> message file names.
> Curtis, many thanks for your reply! Clarification: Let's assume I'm a
> *complete moron* about email... Do I need to modify the naming of the
> files? Or is there anything else about moving these files that would be
> obvious to a non-moron, but not to me? It's really as simple as tar'ing
> them on the old server and untar'ing them on the new server!?
I think this one's fairly obvious ... obvious enough to miss it easily.
be sure to check your file permissions once you've copied the files to
their final destination.
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