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mail didnt transfer, need help to transfer

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by kistler, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. kistler

    kistler Well-Known Member

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    They are both unix boxes

    old server has:
    exim (exim-4.52-15_cpanel_maildir)

    new server has:
    exim (exim-4.52-7_cpanel_smtpctl_av_rewrite_mm2_mmmtrap_exiscan_md5pass)


    the new one has mail files, that my system calls a "file"
    file name: inbox (File)

    the older server has mail files my system it calls “MS-DOS Application”
    file name: 1129065017.H43209P13567.server589.dvservers (MS-DOS Application)

    i am not sure what else i can give but i need to somehow get these files on the new server can this be done?


    -- thanks for any help
     
  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    The old server is using the maildir format, the new server is using the older mbox format.

    Conversion from mbox to maildir is automatic when transferring, however maildir to mbox is not automatic and, as it is not an option, probably not possible.

    Ideally, you should convert the new server to the maildir format before transfering. This can be performed by running /scripts/convert2maildir. This should be very quick on a server with no accounts.

    Preferably, you should:

    1) Remove all accounts from the new server
    2) Run /scripts/convert2maildir on the new server
    3) Transfer the accounts again

    This is assuming that accounts are still active on the old server and you have so far only been testing the transfer process.
     
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    kistler Well-Known Member

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    do i have to remove the accounts? i do have the back ups and still have the other server
     
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    If everything is still running from the old server, the three steps I listed would probably be the best option.
     
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    kistler Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the help, I also read that maildir is faster and more efficient so that’s cool
     
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