mchallice

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I have a Linix server that won't boot. I've patched in a live CD and mounted the original HDDs so I can browse the files using SSH.

I am trying to find where all my customer emails are stored so that I can (hopefully) copy them off this "dead" server onto a new server which is also running cPanel and Dovecot.

Does anyone know where Dovecot stores emails for each email account when it runs under cPanel?

I can see a directory called /home/<cpanel username>/mail/<domain name>/<mail username>
(I've used <xxxxx> in place of the actual text to obviscate the actual user information).

If I navigate to that directory I can see lots of interesting sub directories e.g. cur, new and tmp plus some files such as:
dovecot.index.cache, dovecote.index, dovecote-uidlist

But then I'm stumped. I was hoping to find a big fat directory that contained all the mail files.

Is anyone able to tell me what I need to copy across to get all the old emails off the "dead" server onto the new one?

Thank you.
 

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