Mail accounts migration

Discussion in 'General' started by calbasi, Nov 17, 2021.

  1. calbasi

    calbasi Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi! I have an old Debian 9 server with some mailboxes (ispconfig).
    I'd like to migrate them to other server, also with Ispconfig / Debian 10, where there are some webs, but not mailboxes.
    What's the way to do it? Can I use migration tool? Or should I migrate it "manually"?
     
  2. calbasi

    calbasi Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I wonder if it could be easier, because I just have half a dozen accounts, just use the mailbox backup files, moving them to the target server, and saving where the "restore" feature would be able to fetch them...
     
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell ISPConfig Developer Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    For a small number of accounts I would manually create the mailboxes on the new server and use rsync to copy the data, it would be easier than backup/restore. You would have to manually check for any custom mail filters, etc. in ispconfig.
     
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  4. calbasi

    calbasi Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thanks for your advice.
    Where are mailboxes (or other files to be rsynced)?
     
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The folder is /var/vmail/
     
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