[ILUG] Script to move Maildir content
patrick.oconnor at sysadmin.ie
Tue Jul 7 12:25:55 IST 2009
Thanks for all the responses, it looks like I'll be building a bash script
alright. I have the bulk of the mails backed up onto the new machine so
won't need to be doing a big transfer across the network. Any mails since
the backup will be brought across by modifying the script to only include
mails from a certain date.
I'll delve into the manuals for find and cpio to see what I can come up
2009/7/7 Kenn Humborg <kenn at bluetree.ie>
> > Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> > > I've got a bunch of mails (in Maildir format) to move from one server
> > > another.
> First off, I'd suggest using rsync if you can for the file
> transfer. That way, you can very easily pick up an interrupted
> transfer. --exclude=.Trash/ is your friend. Once you have
> the transfer done, script a rename of the per-user folders
> and chown of the files as per your username mapping file.
> Secondly, are you really sure you don't want the /new and /tmp
> Maildir folders? They'll probably be empty, but it's better
> to be safe than sorry.
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