Moving data from Cyrus 2.3.7 (RHEL) to 2.3.16 (Invoca)
Simpson, John R
john_simpson at reyrey.com
Thu Oct 14 10:36:04 EDT 2010
We have been running Cyrus 2.3.7, as packaged by Red Hat (cyrus-imapd-2.3.7-2.el5) for some time, and we're upgrading to 2.3.16 (cyrus-imapd-2.3.16-8, thanks Simon) to support replication. We will be deploying new servers for 2.3.16, not upgrading the existing servers. In the past, we have simply rsync'd /var/spool/imap and /var/lib/imap to the new servers, but this doesn't seem like a good idea when dealing with different versions and packagings.
Which files, directories, and databases do I need to copy to the new servers? Am I correct in assuming that we will need to recover the databases and mailboxes to make them compatible with the newer version?
Thank you in advance. I apologize if this is a basic question -- I don't have a lot of operational experience with Cyrus, and have not been able to find specific instructions in the documentation, wiki, or mailing list. Links to anything I missed would also be appreciated.
Senior Software Engineer, I. T. Engineering and Operations
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