[Dovecot] OT: best way to move maildirs to another host ?
brice+dovecot at daysofwonder.com
Fri Aug 18 12:46:54 EEST 2006
On Fri, 2006-08-18 at 11:17 +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 10:00:42AM +0100, Andrew Richards wrote:
> > On Friday 18 August 2006 09:27, Brice Figureau wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Next, from what I remember about maildir, the message names usually
> > > contain the inode so that the file name is unique. If I strictly
> > > move the files, I can be sure that the moved files won't have the
> > > same inodes number as what is in the name.
> > > Should I care ?
> > > ...
> > No.
> > [snipped]
> > When you move your messages, the timestamp will be
> > 'in the past' for the new server, so even if you were to duplicate an
> > inode number, the timestamp would still ensure uniqueness.
> And the hostname would be different. :-)
In fact no, since the new server will replace the old one, they do have
the same hostname. But since the timestamps ensure uniqueness, I'm
Thank you for your answers,
Brice Figureau <brice+dovecot at daysofwonder.com>
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