imap migration tools
ken at oceana.com
Thu Jan 8 10:45:51 EST 2004
Kendrick Vargas wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've just set up a new machine and have everything working almost exactly
> the way I want. I am at the last stage of migrating off an old system. I
> often see discussions here about which tools people need to do a proper
> migration from one server to another, but apparently my search foo is
> kinda weak.
> Basically I want to do a copy from IMAP to IMAP, both servers being cyrus
> - one version 2.1 and the other 2.2. From the searches I ran it seems that
> the general concensus is to use imapcp, however it's homepage seems to
> think it's experimental software and it hasn't been updated since august.
> I don't mind unsupported, but experimental kinda frightens me :-)
> In any case, I tried something similar a long time ago and I remember
> having issues with various mailboxes that simply had a crapload of mail in
> them. I'm wondering what people's experiences are moving several thousand
> messages in one mailbox and 1-500 megs worth of mail for any one folder. I
> don't want the script dieing half way through the transfer.
> Any pointers to other tools that might fit the bill would be appreciated
> too. Thanks much :-)
I've used mailutil (which is part of UW IMAP) several times in the past.
In fact this is how I take a mailing list archive (in mbox format) and
inject it into my server.
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
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