doveadm migration to server with no root access

jon rose jon at
Fri Jul 26 17:11:06 EEST 2019

Hi Sami

Thanks for your response.

Is it then possible to run doveadm without root permission? I've tried, but
get the following errors (using the same kind of setup as my initial post).

doveadm -D -v -c /root/tmp/dovecot_hetz.conf -o mail_fsync=never backup -u
test at pop3c:
doveadm(test at Error: userdb lookup:
connect(/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb) failed: Permission denied
(euid=1264(propenmnvk) egid=1264(propenmnvk) missing +r perm:
/var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb, we're not in group 8(mail), dir owned by 0:0
doveadm(test at Error: User lookup failed: Internal error
occurred. Refer to server log for more information.

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