Migration: INBOX^Trash & friends
pepper at reppep.com
Mon Jan 7 01:11:37 EST 2008
> I have 'www', a Mac OS X 10.4 Server system, running Apple's build of Cyrus, and want to move my mail over to 'pe', a CentOS 5.1 system running CentOS 5.1's cyrus-imapd-2.3.7-1.1.el5.rpm (derived from Simon Matter's Invoca RPM). I would very much like to rsync the mail over and (when ready) change the hostnames and have email clients not notice the difference. In particular, if Eudora decides the mailbox layout has changed, it will reysnc all mail and lose much of its status information, so I want to avoid this if possible.
> I'm getting hung up on a directory naming discrepancy I don't understand. Any guidance on where the discrepancy originates will be much appreciated.
> So what causes the discrepancy? I don't know if there's a configuration setting I missed, or a compilation option that Apple changed, but I have verified that both systems have "altnamespace: yes" and "unixhierarchysep: yes".
For the record, it wasn't Cyrus IMAPd at all. SquirrelMail (which I was
using to check Cyrus functionality) was recreating the undesired folders
whenever I accessed the account. I tweaked the defaults (including
manually overriding the default Cyrus delimiter) and now all looks right.
Sorry for the noise.
Chris Pepper: <http://www.reppep.com/~pepper/>
The Rockefeller University: <http://www.rockefeller.edu/>
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