Ubuntu server email transfer to new server
Posted on 2011-03-15
Hi please help,
I'm trying to decommission an old server but I need to transfer the mail stored to the new server.
The server is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and its setup specification is exactly as shown in the Perfect Server Ubuntu 10.04 ISPConfig3 guide.
I have tried to copy /var/vmail to the new server which kind of works, in the INBOX there are some of the emails showing, but the others show "message unavailable."
Ironically every email in the trash folder is there and readable, typical!
However any custom folder created is missing. and again a large portion of the inbox mails are presumably missing as showing as unavailable.
I will be eternally grateful if someone can assist me with this one its driving me berserk!
Thanks in advance.
PS I can not forward each email one at a time it would take me months for each user :-(