mail transfer

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by jpcyrenne, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. jpcyrenne

    jpcyrenne Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Good day,
    A month and a half ago I transferred a complete ISPConfig to a new ISPConfig using the migration toolkit. It went well. A Dev team has modified the site and at the end of the month they want to go live with this new server. A lot has changed since (PHP version 5X to 7.3, CMS...).

    The only thing I'll need to do will be to re-transfer the emails (accounts are there from the initial move) from the present server to the new one. (And transfer DNS)

    Could I only perform a manual rsync on the /var/vmail folder?
    rsync -avz /var/vmail/ [email protected]<remoteserverIP>:/var/vmail/


  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If both servers use the same imap daemon (dovecot), then using rsync will be fine. If you switched from courier to dovecot, the directory stricture differs, in that case you could run the migration tool again but limit it by commandline arguments to migrate just the email accounts again and not websites (in this case, choose to overwrite accounts when the tool asks so you don't get duplicates).

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