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Old 26th December 2012, 18:14
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Default Migrating to new server. Help with mail.

I am now setting up a new vps and i want to move everything from my old to my new.
I have set-up everything manual, like account, websites, ftp account and everything, but now i want to move all e-mails from my old server.

I am using imap to all accounts so i need to save everything from the server.
Anyone know how to do this? (Using dovecot)

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Old 29th December 2012, 21:39
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I have just been doing the same thing for about 40 users, and the easiest way for me was.

On target server:
I created all the email users in ISPCONFIG.
Stop dovecot.

Then using WinSCP on a windows box, I copied over the vmail/maildir directory for each user from source server to target server. Or you could archive to a file the expand again on target server providing the directory structure is the same.

Then once the copy to target server is complete, set owner/group to vmail (5000) for all files and sub-directories in /var/vmail.

Sart dovecot on target server.

I didnt have the passwords for most of the users so i just dumped from source msql database and then imported into the new ISPCONFIG database.
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