Moving IMAP mails to an another server

Cristian Livadaru drac3 at
Fri Dec 2 02:48:12 EST 2005

On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 02:27:48PM +0100, Balazs Pocze wrote:
> Hi!
> So, I had to change my old imap server for a new one, but I don't know 
> how to move the imap datas.
> On the old server I do the following:
> #su - cyrus -c "/usr/sbin/ctl_mboxlist -d" > /srv/backup/mboxlist (It 
> runs debian)
> and then make a tar.gz backup of the /var/spool/cyrus/mail directory
> on the new computer I make the following:
> #cat mboxlist | su - cyrus -c "/usr/local/cyrus/cin/ctl_mboxlist -u"    
> # that restores the database
> #su - cyrus -c "/usr/local/cyrus/bin/reconstruct"   # it creates the 
> entries
> the I unpack the tar archive of the mailboxes.
> (I create the users on saslbd, etc. )
> but there is my problem:
> all messages are unread, and that is not exactly what I need.
> Or I make something wrong?
> Please help me.

Hi, I just did the same on one of my servers and have also the same
problem, but I will check the seen db like it was posted to the list as
reply to this mail, but I also have a different problem.
I can login, see my mails so all mailboxes ar present, but if I login
with cyradm I don't see any mailboxes 
have I forgotton something ?


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