[Dovecot] Complete migration from Cyrus on remote server

Alan McGinlay - SICS alanm at sics.se
Wed Dec 4 13:09:17 EET 2013

On 2013-12-04 11:35, lst_hoe02 at kwsoft.de wrote:
> Zitat von Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>:
> On 3.12.2013, at 23.55, Oscar del Rio <delrio at mie.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> On 12/ 3/13 02:17 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 3.12.2013, at 16.01, Alan McGinlay - SICS <alanm at sics.se> wrote:
> * I have looked at dsync but the docs state that the mailbox should 
> not
> be accessed during sync, this is not possible for me (it doesn't say 
> why
> this is the case however)
> dsync is intended for these kinds of migrations. I’m not sure  where 
> you read that mailbox shouldn’t be accessed during it?
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Migration/Dsync
> "The source IMAP/POP3 mailboxes shouldn't be modified while dsync  is 
> running.”
> I’m not sure why I wrote that. Maybe it didn’t work as well in  
> earlier versions. I removed the text now from the page.
> We have done it by simply copy the Cyrus Mailbox, use the
> "cyrus2dovecot" script listed here
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Migration/Cyrus and afterwards apply dsync to
> convert if maildir is not the intended target format for Dovecot. The
> 2.0.19 Dovecot version is the one included in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS BTW.
> Regards
> Andreas

Yeah unfortunately ubuntu / debian packages are somewhat outdated but 
the Dovecot docs say them selves not to use the later (nightly built) 
packages on systems that need to be stable.

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