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Old 05-06-2022, 05:15 PM   #1
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postfix and dovecot - email files in var/vmail - can they be copied to a new server


Hi

i have to transfer all domains etc etc to another server after a distupgrade from ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 went unstable and partially stopped working.

I have found that all emaildata is in /var/vmail where emails are saved in readable text the content of every email looks exactly like an eml-file just the name of the file is a lot of nuumbers, the servername and some parameters(?).

Can one copy these files to a new server where the same email-address is made, will that work?

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Jan
 
Old 05-06-2022, 05:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2022, 02:40 AM   #3
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Thanks descendant command,

i was a bit unsure but will try it today with an unimportant email-account.
If this works like you confirmed it will save me loads of time.

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Jan
 
Old 05-14-2022, 08:01 AM   #4
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Thanks descendant command,

that was the perfect answer!
Saves me a lot of time.

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Jan
 
  


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