Moving from cIMAP-2.3.16 to 3.0.5
nic at onlight.com
Sat May 12 19:47:30 EDT 2018
Patrick is entirely correct. As explained in the man page for
ctl_mboxlist(8) the "-f" flag is to specify an alternative input file
(mailbox database) not an output file. Output is via standard out, and
can redirected into the file of your choice, or piped to the new host,
$ sudo -u cyrus /usr/lib/cyrus-imapd/ctl_mboxlist -d | ssh -tt newhost.example.com sudo ctl_mboxlist -u
Assuming you have the configuration directory specified in imapd.conf(5)
on both systems, the right DB files should be used.
On 05/12/2018 06:20 PM, Patrick Boutilier wrote:
> On 05/12/2018 06:03 PM, James B. Byrne via Info-cyrus wrote:
>> I have used rsync to move our entire maill store from the old server
>> to the new. I now I wish to move the contents of mailboxes.db from
>> the old to the new. I have tried:
>> sudo -u cyrus /usr/lib/cyrus-imapd/ctl_mboxlist -d -f
>> on the old followed by a transfer of /var/spool/imap/mailboxes.db.txt
>> to the new followed by:
>> sudo -u cyrus /usr/local/cyrus/sbin/ctl_mboxlist -u -f
>> /var/spool/imap/mailboxes.db.txt on the new
>> and all I get is a blank line and no indication in ps that the task
>> is consuming any cpu.
>> If I press <cr> I see this:
>> line 1: no partition found
>> line 2: no partition found
>> line 3: no partition found
>> . . .
>> There is only one partition on both systems and it is
>> '/var/spool/imap' on both.
>> I have also tried the method suggested on the 3.0.6 documentation
>> respecting upgrading and use rsync to move over mailboxes.db. In each
>> case I cannot get reconstruct to run and upgrade or rebuild the mail
>> store on the new service.
>> # sudo -u cyrus /usr/local/cyrus/sbin/reconstruct -r -f -V *
>> I get an immediate empty return.
>> I know that there exist physical mailboxes on the server that cyradm
>> does not report. I know that these mailboxes exist on the old server
>> and therefore I infer are present in mailboxess.db.
>> How do I get the contents of the old mailboxes.db file into the new so
>> that reconstruct will run?
> Pretty sure you are using -f incorrectly. Try this:
> sudo -u cyrus /usr/lib/cyrus-imapd/ctl_mboxlist -d >
> on the old followed by a transfer of /var/spool/imap/mailboxes.db.txt
> to the new followed by:
> sudo -u cyrus /usr/local/cyrus/sbin/ctl_mboxlist -u <
> on the new
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