online moving mailbox to a different partition

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Mon Oct 31 16:58:01 EDT 2011

On Mon, 31 Oct 2011, Martin Kraus wrote:

> hi. I have several hundred gigs of mail messages on a partition and I'd 
> like to move it to a different partition but copying takes a very long 
> time and I don't want to have such a long downtime. I was wondering if 
> the renamemailbox command moves a whole mailbox to a different cyrus 
> partition online including the whole mailbox hierarchy?

If I remember correctly, Cyrus will lock the mailbox while it moves it.  I 
try to do mailbox moves during low usage times, but I don't bother 
scheduling an outage for it.  I've never had any users complain.


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