Advice wanted: 2.1.9 to 2.2.12 data migration

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Mon Jul 24 13:59:17 EDT 2006

> Due to a complex chain of circumstances (including a
> service-contract-voiding server room flood) I want to import my cyrus
> mailstore onto a new server, from a tape backup.
> The old server was running Cyrus 2.1.9, some equally old version of
> berkeleyDB, Solaris 8, sendmail 8.13.7
> The new server has (the Blastwave builds of) Cyrus 2.2.12, berkeleydb
> 4.2.52Solaris 10, and the same sendmail

I think the most common problem you will run in is that you have to
upgrade the BerkeleyDB files from the old to the new version. You need the
BerkeleyDB tools for this, cyrus can not do it on its own.


> Any advice, suggestions, etc? Would it be better to convert the old
> database
> or just copy all the files onto the new machine, recursively create all
> the
> accounts and mailboxes, and then reconstruct?  Any gotchas I should be
> aware
> of?
> Since this is a bit of an emergency, we can live with lost message status
> and sieve quota information and such, but going forward I want the setup
> to
> be stable.
> Thanks for any clues/poitners/bonks
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