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Hi (Jim ;) )
I had to take a server down while in full use by users. Not all mailboxes could be "cleaned" via POP3 before I disconnected, so some of the mailboxes still have messages in them.

I've built a new server and installed a newer version of cyrus etc, and I just want to confirm/find out what the correct way is to rebuild the mailboxes.

Can I just create all the accounts as per old system, then copy the message files into the new boxes and use the reconstruct command or must I copy the cyrus.header, cyrus.cache etc files as well?



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> Can I just create all the accounts as per old system, then copy the message files into the new boxes and use the reconstruct command.

Bascially yes, but that won't handle sub-folders of user's mail boxes. That might not be a problem if all of the users were POP clients since POP doesn't allow for sub-folders. To handle sub-folders uyou need to dump the mailboxes DB to a flat file (ctl_mboxlist -d >mailboxes) and import it on the new server. (ctl_mboxlist -u <mailboxes)
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Thanks Jim
Luckily none of my users use POP3 ( iprefer it that way, else they hog the server space...)

Anyway, it worked like a charm, it just obviously didn't pick up the "seen" status for the one IMAP account I use, but that is minor ( would it have done so if I copied the cyrus header files as well? - was afraid to do that between 2 different versions of Cyrus)

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You loose the seen state when making a big jump in Cyrus versions unless you do an IMAP copy of the data from one server to another.
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