Moving users to new server

Richard Gilbert R.Gilbert at
Wed Jul 28 13:22:30 EDT 2004

I tried moving a user's mailbox from a server running 2.1.16 to a new
server running 2.2.6 (now 2.2.7) by first creating the mailbox on the new
server and then replacing the new mailbox directory hierarchy with a copy
from the old server.  I also copied the user's .seen and .sub files before
running reconstruct -rf on the mailbox.  The only thing I can see wrong
with the new mailbox is that the answered flags did not seem to be
preserved.  I understand that these are stored in the cyrus.index files
which were copied.  Could the problem be due to the different versions of
Cyrus in use?  Or is there a flaw in what I am doing?


Richard Gilbert
Corporate Information and Computing Services
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
Phone: +44 114 222 3028   Fax: +44 114 222 3040
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