Moving Cyrus-imapd to new server

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Fri Apr 15 01:35:04 EDT 2005

> -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


to the new box and it works. How did you transfer?


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