Recommend how to move 31GB of mail to a new server

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Sat Jun 23 20:35:09 EDT 2007

On Sunday 24 June 2007 07:37, Gary Mills wrote:
> For only 30 gigabytes, you might be better off just copying the files
> over, with IMAP down.  It could only take a few hours.  You can copy
> a sample from the live system to get an idea of the timing.

You could rsync the mail spool while it is live, take it down and then 
rsync again.

That should save considerable time as I would imagine the vast majority 
of email would be unchanged between the first & second copy.

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