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Old 03-22-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Moving server - Mail Accounts - Postfix

I want to move my mail to a new better server. But instead of having to recreate all new accounts and passwords, risk loosing mail and rebuilding all settings is there an easier way to do this? IE moving the configs over? If I can just move the configs what files will I need to move? I cant find any info on this with search, google or here.
Old 03-26-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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Basically, just copy over the whole /etc/postfix directory. Check who the files are owned by beforehand and when you move, make sure the same user owns them again.

Then just move all your users' mailboxes over as well. Do the same permission checking.

And backup your data just incase


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