Migrate Mail Data from Dovecot to Dovecot

Phil Turmel philip at turmel.org
Sun Feb 17 16:03:39 EET 2019

On 2/17/19 4:00 AM, Odhiambo Washington via dovecot wrote:
> I have built a new server (FreeBSD-12) running dovecot-2.3.4.
> My old server (FreeBSD-9.3) is running dovecot-2.3.4 as well.
> The configurations are 1:1 identical.
> The are about 250 users on this server, all virtual. They are mostly POP3
> users, but they do "leave a copy of message on the server"
> for set various number of days.
> Now, to migrate the mail data, can I simply rsync the mail directories
> between the old and the new server? Would that create a pitfall??
> What is the recommended method?

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