inboxes empty after migration

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by skoena, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. skoena

    skoena Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I did a migration to a new server. I copied /var/vmail to the new server. But all the inboxes of the email accounts are empty. How to migrate them without knowing the users passwords?
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Does the old and new server use the same imap server (courier or dovecot) If not, then inboxes will be empty as courier and dovecot used different folder structures.
     
  3. skoena

    skoena Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi Till,
    Yes you are right. One uses dovecot and the other courier.

    Any way to get the emails somewhere into some folders back? Or should I create old folder names?
     
  4. skoena

    skoena Member HowtoForge Supporter

  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    That should work.
     
  6. skoena

    skoena Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Yes tnx Till, it worked!
     
  7. skoena

    skoena Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Strange thing is.
    I installed new server and configured server (The Perfect Server). I think it configures Dovecot and Sieve. After that I migrated from the old server, it is configured like Courier and Maildrop. I also copied the ispconfig database I guess it changed the setting in ispconfig back to courier and maildrop. Because when I open the new server and go to System > Server Config > Mail it sais:

    Should I change it to Dovecot and Sieve? Because I think everything works fine...?
     

Share This Page