[Dovecot] Moving Maildir files from multiple Dovecot installs

craig carriere cjcarriere at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 13 03:20:22 EEST 2007

I currently have Dovecot running on a SuSE SLES 10 mail server with postfix as the MTA and a number of real linux users.  I have postfix delivering to Maildir records.  We are going to convert to a virtual user/domain system with PostfixAdmin.  I have checked out all of our settings and they appear to work well except for a problem with authenticating against mySQL using MD5-Crypt; plaintext works well however.

My question is how to transfer the maildir files from the real users Maildirs to the created virtual users.  When creating a mail user PostfixAdmin will create the maildir directory.  Once this is created can I simply rsync the complete old directory including the dovecot files to the new mailbox? 

Sorry for the newbie question.

Many Thanks

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