[Dovecot] dsync mirror to convert from mbox (1.2x) to mdbox (2.2)

Jake Johnson jakej1978 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 19:46:52 EEST 2013


On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Ken A <ka at pacific.net> wrote:

> I'm converting mail from mbox to mdbox.
> I've copied mail over to a new system, and now I'm running dsync like this:
> dsync -u username mirror
> mbox:/folder_location/username:INBOX=/inbox_location/username
> That seemed to work, with a couple minor errors:
> > dsync(username): Warning: Our dotlock file /mail_location/username.lock
> was deleted (locked 20 secs ago, touched 20 secs ago)
> > dsync(username): Error: file_dotlock_delete() failed with mbox file
> /mail_location/username: No such file or directory
> Do I also need to specify where dovecot's indexes are for the old mbox
> files, or is this not needed for mbox conversions (when they are the
> source)?
> Thanks,
> Ken A.

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