Moving IMAP mails to an another server

Balazs Pocze banyek at
Tue Nov 22 08:27:48 EST 2005


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 
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.

Best regards,

P.s.: Sorry for my english, it is not so good, I know, but I hope it is 
understandable ;-)

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