restore from cyrdump
Willy at Offermans.Rompen.nl
Thu Dec 18 08:08:47 EST 2014
Hello Patrick and Cyrus friends,
I have used imapsync to transfer the imap data from computer1 to computer2.
Though this was more difficult than expected. The following worked:
/usr/local/bin/imapsync --host1 computer1.example.org --user1 MyName --port1 143 --password1 MASKED --tls1 --authmech1 PLAIN --host2 computer2.example.org --user2 MyName --port2 143 --password2 MASKED --tls2 --authmech2 PLAIN
The following did not work:
/usr/local/bin/imapsync --host1 computer1.example.org --user1 MyName --port1 993 --password1 MASKED --tls1 --authmech1 PLAIN --host2 computer2.example.org --user2 MyName --port2 993 --password2 MASKED --tls2 --authmech2 PLAIN
Though, both computers are listening on 143 and 993. I always assumed that
I needed for 993 for imaps and 143 for tls/ssl, so I was always wondering
why tls/ssl did work on 993 with for example mutt, my mail client.
Therefore I assumed that the ports 143 and 993 were equal for the
cyrus-imap server side. Actually, now I'm thinking about it, I never forced
the cyrus-imap server to respond to encrypted connections only. I hope and
think that the server will refuse unencrypted connections for the authmech1
PLAIN LOGIN etc.
Are the responses to connection requests on port 143 different from port
993 for cyrus-imapd? Are plain passwords allowed over unencrypted
On Tue, Dec 09, 2014 at 02:23:04PM -0600, Patrick Goetz wrote:
> On 12/09/2014 09:03 AM, Willy Offermans wrote:
> >> Now I want to restore the data of user.$USER on a different server.
> >> How should I proceed?
> To move a single user to a new server, in the past I've used imapsync to
> good effect (http://imapsync.lamiral.info/):
> imapsync --host1 my_old_server --authmech1 LOGIN --user1 pgoetz
> --password1 xxxxx --host2 my_new_server --authmech2 PLAIN --user2 pgg
> --password2 xxxxx
> In terms of a general backup scheme, since I have no idea how to set up
> a replication server, I've been toying with using imapsync for general
> backups to another (otherwise unused) imap server. I think the only way
> to do this for the entire mail store is to create a cyrus-backup user
> that has read access to all folders on the primary server and read/write
> access to the backup mail server. However, I haven't tested this and
> don't know if this will work properly. Also, as suggested by Marcus
> Schopen, this is liable to be quite slow, as each user has be to synced
> individually AFAIK.
> (I'm pretty sure the last time I used imapsync it was free, but the
> author appears to now be selling it.)
> Cyrus Home Page: http://www.cyrusimap.org/
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