[Dovecot] migrating to dovecot

Fabio Catunda fcatunda at contactnet.com.br
Wed Mar 30 02:07:38 EEST 2011

imapcopy - IMAP backup, copy and migration tool

On 03/29/2011 08:04 PM, Jim Lawson wrote:
> Does the proprietary solution allow IMAP access?  If so, I would use
> imapsync.
> http://www.linux-france.org/prj/imapsync/
> Jim
> On 3/29/11 18:26 , Alexandre Chapellon wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to setup a migration scenario from an proprietary solution
>> to dovecot IMAP/POP3.
>> Whereas am only at the strating point, things appear quite complicated
>> because of the following reasons:
>> - The proprietary solution uses special/own/proprietary mailbox format
>> (wich is more like maildir but is not maildir)
>> - I don't have direct access to the filesystem where the mails are
>> stored. The best I could do would be a snapshots of the filesystem
>> - I have about 1,5TB of mail data.
>> - Having users to be forced to empty their mailbox before migration or
>> re-download their whole mailbox after migration would be something hard
>> for me to present as a correct option.
>> Am looking for advices that would avoid me loosing time searching in bad
>> directions. Or even point me to a miraculous tool thatdoes all magic
>> while i have a beer :)
>> Best regards.

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