"doveadm altmove -r" not working ?

Ewald Dieterich ewald at mailbox.org
Tue Mar 21 10:42:49 UTC 2023

I had the same problem and solved it by reverting this commit:


Here's my original mail to this mailing list:


On 20.03.23 23:26, Benoit Branciard wrote:
> Hello,
> 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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