successfully migrated from 2.0.16 to 2.2 ALPHA

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu May 22 11:52:37 EDT 2003

Ken Woodhams wrote:
> Hi all, I just recently migrated from an old mail server running 
> Cyrus-IMAPD 2.0.16 to a new one with 2.2 ALPHA. Using whatever 
> information I could gather from the mailing list archives and 
> install-upgrade.html I was able to convert the mailboxes.db, 
> seen databases from berkeley to skiplist. After that I just 
> copied over the spool files and directories like so:
> # mv /backup/var/spool/imap/user/<username>/*
> /var/spool/imap/user/<username>/
> # chown -R cyrus:cyrus /var/spool/imap/user/<username>/*
> My only question is that there were a lot of the cyrus.cache, 
> cyrus.header and cyrus.index files from the old server which 
> got copied to the new one. Do I have to perform any operations
> on these files as well? Convert them, remove them all together?

They should be upgraded on the fly.  If not, all you have to do is 
reconstruct the mailboxes.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer     21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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