Transferring Data from 32-bit to 64-bit

Jaume Sabater jsabater at
Wed Nov 7 10:05:11 EST 2007

Federico Sevilla III wrote:

> I am about to transfer my Cyrus data from Debian 4.0 (Etch) 32-bit to
> 64-bit as part of a server upgrade exercise. During previous 32-bit to
> 32-bit upgrades, I simply copied over my data, namely:
> 1. Configuration files in /etc.
> 2. Entire /var/spool/cyrus.
> 3. Entire /var/lib/cyrus.
> I have a hunch that this may not work as expected this time because of
> the change in architecture. Can anyone confirm or refute this?
> Also, if I can't simply copy the data over, which files will need to be
> converted, and what utility can I use to accomplish this?

I have two installations of Cyrus on Debian Etch, one on i386, the other
on AMD64. Both are configured exactly the same way and use the same of
everything. I have never had any trouble sharing mails or configuration
files between those servers.

Jaume Sabater

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