Mail Server Migration
Current mail setup is postfix+courier+sasl
Would appreciate your inputs on following:
1. How do I move my mailboxes without bothering the users? I'm told I could use IMAPSync. However, since it's not free anymore, I was hoping for any other suggestion
2. Linode's library seems to promote Dovecot, does NOT have any updated documentation on Courier. Is there any reason for it, or is just because the person writing doc is more comfortable with Dovecot? (I don't mind using either)
Thanks in advance.
script that can help out with this
That said, since you've already got filesystem-level access to the mail (and are, presumably, using maildir), rsync would do an even better job of moving the mail.
> With OfflineIMAP 4.0, a powerful new ability has been introduced – the program can now synchronize two IMAP servers with each other, with no need to have a Maildir layer in-between.
I have also seen
(Since the Linux on my old box isn't supported anymore, I'd to build rsync but I'm hoping it to be worth it)
So, from what I understand:
I can configure the mail server (Postfix etc.) and make things as close as the old box
Sync users (and their home directories) on both boxes
Sync mail dirs.
On old box, I use Courier and am planning to use Dovecot on the new. Considering that rsync with "-a" attribute preserves the file attributes, including timestamp, I'm hoping that everything else will go smoothly.
Are my assumptions correct?