Dovecot configuration: Home dir not found

Adrian M adrian.minta at
Mon May 16 11:28:37 UTC 2016

Starting NFS will consume more cpu on system-A, but you will free a lot
more CPU cycles by serving half of the IMAP clients directly on system-B.
Another option is to use an imap proxy on system-B.

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 1:18 PM, Divakar BM <bmdivakar at> wrote:

> Thanks for suggestion. Starting NFS would consume more cpu on Server-A as
> I need to start mountd, nfsd (couple more) and also sync from nfs client
> would further degrade system performance. Is there way of telling dovecot
> on system-B that *Maildir* is located on server-A and map it to home dir
> attribute...
> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 2:44 PM Adrian M <adrian.minta at> wrote:
>> mount the /mail/vmail/**/ on server-B via nfs.
>> On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 11:54 AM, Divakar BM <bmdivakar at> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've my mail solution configured on Server-A with webmail, Dovecot and
>>> Postfix. I'm trying to deploy only Dovecot and postfix on Server-B to
>>> reduce IMAP/POP3/SMTP load on server-A. Please note server-B does not
>>> mailboxes. It should be mapped to mailboxes on server-A. While the LDAP
>>> query from Server-B to Server-A is going successfully, the imap service
>>> on
>>> Server-B is throwing the below error.
>>> imap(user at Debug: Home dir not found: /mail/vmail/**/
>>> I guess imap is looking for *home dir* in server-B. How do I tel the imap
>>> that home dir is on server-A and not server-B.
>>> Please let me know if there exists a configuration parameter for the
>>> above..
>>> Thanks
>>> Divakar

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