Renaming heirarchies from the bottom

Bron Gondwana brong at
Mon Nov 12 09:29:52 EST 2007

On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 11:38:54AM +0000, Ian G Batten wrote:
> A common scenario when we are moving users between partitions is to  
> want to move their archived mail first, because there's less risk of  
> disrupting them, and then their top-level mailbox last.

For a different approach - we use sync_client and some hacked
together config directory to replicate all their email as close
as possible to up-to-date, then lock down all incoming connections
and run it again.  Finally, we check that all the data got there
OK (we have a tool for comparing two copies via IMAP) and then
update the delivery paths and proxies and up them come again.

Any sort of rename where they get presented with their folders
slowly disappearing sounds fraught with confusion to me!

(renaming of INBOX is special in lots of ways)

That said, no comments on the general merits of your approach.
The important thing is to check if the data transferred
correctly :)


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