[Dovecot] Dsync ignores INBOX when converting from mbox to maildir

Henrique Fernandes sf.rique at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 23:11:06 EEST 2010

Is it right ?

Converting ☜ <http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Tools/Dsync#example_converting>

Assuming that the *mail_location* setting in *
/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf* is set to: *mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox*,
a logged in system user may convert her/his mails from its Maildir in
her/his home directory to the mdbox mailbox format. The user has to execute
the command:

 *dsync mirror maildir:~/Maildir*

The comand above does not convert mdbox to maildir ?

location1 is mdbox:~/mdbox  and location2 is maildir:~/Maildir   Right ?  or
is backwards ? It takes location2 and convert to location1 ?

The first guys  explain location1 to location2

Wich one is right ? Sorry i do not have any dovecot configured right now!

Any way, in step 5 how would the comando know wich way it should convert
cause i change the conf.


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 15:53 -0300, Henrique Fernandes wrote:
> > dsync -u -f 'user at dom.com' mirror 'maildir:/path/maildir-format'
> -f -u user at dom.com. Although -f isn't necessary at all.
> > and after i run this comand i have to change the config on my sql to the
> > user have the new maildir settings right ?
> Yes.
> > But now, i might have problems with emails sent when i am converting.
> After
> > change the setting on mysql, how can i convert the msg that arrived at
> same
> > time that convertion?  Thoses emals will be in mbox format and the dsyn
> will
> > see only maildir settings. Maybe using the parameter "-m"  after i change
> > the setting on mysql ?
> Just run dsync mirror again. See the "Converting" example in
> http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Tools/Dsync

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