[Dovecot] Questions about dbox (sdbox?), mdbox

Brandon Lamb brandonlamb at gmail.com
Sat Jul 17 00:22:59 EEST 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Brandon Lamb <brandonlamb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> So ive spent the last 45 minutes or so searching the list for dbox
> stuff, but Im not seeing anything real definitive.
> My question is basically whether the dbox format is ready for
> production environment, is sdbox or mdbox more stable/ready than the
> other or does it matter? What are people's experience/review with
> running this format (and if you reply can you tell me which one you're
> using).
> Is there any docs/wiki page for migrating from maildir -> dbox?
> Searching for "dbox" on the wiki only returns two results, and only
> one is actually for dbox.
> What I have (maildir format) is working, but who doesnt like shiny new toys? =P
> I have ~450gigs / 14k pop accounts I would have to migrate. Oh thats
> another question, I have seen "hybrid" throw around, can I take this
> to mean dbox/mdbox/both support both formats, maybe only new mail goes
> into the dbox stuff? And if so (or even if not) is there any way to
> actually convert from maildir to dbox?
> If anyone has any links that I cant seem to find by consulting the
> oracle (google) that would be fantastic
> =)

Another question, if there is such a conversion tool, does it break
UIDLs and require pop3 clients to redownload messages?

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