"doveadm altmove -r" not working ?

Benoit Branciard Benoit.Branciard at univ-paris1.fr
Mon Mar 20 22:26:05 UTC 2023


I have some trouble using "doveadm altmove -r".

Regular "doveadm altmove" is OK, selected mails were moved to alternate 
storage as expected. But I can't manage to get them back to original 
location, "doveadm altmove -r" has no effect.

We are using Dovecot 2.3.4 (Debian Buster package).

mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:DIRNAME=_@@_dbox-Mails_@@_:ALT=/slow%h/mdbox

doveadm altmove -u myuser since 90d

-> some message files are created under /slow/my/homedir/mdbox/storage

doveadm altmove -r -u myuser all

-> message files are still sitting under /slow/my/homedir/mdbox/storage, 
none were created into /my/homedir/mdbox/storage.

Is there some known issues with doveadm altmove in this version ? Or am 
I missing something ?

I can share more config details if needed.

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