Migrating from UW imap to Cyrus

Dwight Tovey dwight at dtovey.net
Mon Feb 2 10:17:45 EST 2004

Andrew J Caird said:
> Dwight,
>   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
> like:
> mailutil copy /imapfolders/loginid/foldername
> "{cyrus/novalidate-cert/authuser=cyrusadmin/user=loginid}user.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
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