doveadm migration to server with no root access

Sami Ketola Sami.Ketola at
Fri Jul 26 17:41:28 EEST 2019


most likely no. You need to ask the admin of the server to do the migration.


> On 26 Jul 2019, at 17.11, jon rose via dovecot <dovecot at> wrote:
> 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).
> command:
> doveadm -D -v -c /root/tmp/dovecot_hetz.conf -o mail_fsync=never backup -u
> test at pop3c:
> response:
> 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
> mode=0755)
> doveadm(test at Error: User lookup failed: Internal error
> occurred. Refer to server log for more information.
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