Moving Cyrus-imapd to new server

Sasa Stupar sasa at
Fri Apr 15 01:56:29 EDT 2005

--On vendredi 15 avril 2005 07:35 +0200 Simon Matter 
<simon.matter at> wrote:

>> -On jeudi 14 avril 2005 19:19 +0200 Sasa Stupar
>> <sasa at>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I am using Cyrus-imapd on FC3. Now I need to change the server so I will
>>> move all users to a new server. What should I do to move all accounts,
>>> messages, etc for cyrus-imapd to a new server which will also run on
>>> FC3?
>>> Regards,
>>> Sasa
>> OK, I have done backup of /Var/lib/imap and /var/spool/imap dir's, then I
>> have copied these dir's to a new server, make sure everything is owned by
>> cyrus user and then start cyrus-imapd. The problem is that when connected
>> with an imap client I can see the headers of the messages but not the
>> bodies - they are all blank. I have tried with reconstruct but after I
>> ran it I loose even the headers from the messages.
>> What am I doing wrong here?
> I don't know what is wrong with you setup. What I know is that you have to
> transfer
> /etc/cyrus.conf
> /etc/imapd.conf
> /var/lib/imap
> /var/spool/imap
> to the new box and it works. How did you transfer?
> Simon

Yes, I did transfer all these files. I use SSH (winscp) to transfer.


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