Mailbox migration tools
norgaard at locolomo.org
Sun Aug 29 08:00:07 EDT 2004
I just migrated from standard unix mailbox to cyrus-imap. The migration
tools distributed with cyrus-imap somewhat obscure and largely undocu-
mented so I ended up writing my own, which I hope are better and I would
like to make available for anyone who might find them usefull. They are
Some reasons I find them better:
1) Supports virtual domains
2) Can be run multiple times, posibility of reducing downtime
3) Easier to tweak
2: On first run, let your MTA keep delivering mail to the local mailbox,
then shut it down. On second run, the migration script will only trans-
fer new mails, this is considerably faster.
3: This is ofcourse partly personal because I wrote it. But, there is
not inherent scripts calling scripts calling scripts etc.
Since I have migrated, I have lost interest in further tweaking, bug-
reports and suggestions are welcome.
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