Migrating from UW imap to Cyrus
dwight at dtovey.net
Mon Feb 2 10:17:45 EST 2004
Andrew J Caird said:
> I'm starting a similar project, and have looked at several of the tools
> that are out there - if you check the archives for this list for that last
> two or three weeks in January 04, you'll see a discussion of this.
> Based on my very limited testing, mailutil from the UW IMAP/Pine
> distribution is the best tool. It can migrate IMAP-to-IMAP, or from
> mboxfile-to-IMAP (and in the other direction). Since, as far as I know,
> UW-IMAP doesn't have an authuser option, I've successfully migrated
> mailboxes from the UW-IMAP server to the Cyrus IMAP server with a command
> mailutil copy /imapfolders/loginid/foldername
> run as root on the UW-IMAP server. On my servers/network I can transfer
> about 5 messages per second. It is interesting to run mailutil with the
> -verbose and -debug flags to see what it's doing, but after a while it
> just clutters the screen.
> Hope this helps.
Perfect. That's what I was looking for. I knew I had seen it somewhere,
but for some reason I couldn't find it again, even in the archives. Guess
I just didn't enter the search string correctly.
Thanks to Andrew and Ken for the pointer to mailutil.
Dwight N. Tovey
email: dwight at dtovey.net
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