GSP
Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Support
Contact Us
Online Help
Handbooks
Domain Status
Man Pages

FAQ
Virtual Servers
Pricing
Billing
Technical

Network
Facilities
Connectivity
Topology Map

Miscellaneous
Server Agreement
Year 2038
Credits
 

USA Flag

 

 

Man Pages


Manual Reference Pages  -  DOVEADM-ALTMOVE (1)

NAME

doveadm-altmove - Move matching mails to the alternative storage (dbox-only)

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Arguments
Files
Example
Reporting Bugs
See Also

SYNOPSIS

doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] search_query
doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -A search_query
doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -F file search_query
doveadm [-Dv] altmove [-r] [-S socket_path] -u user search_query

DESCRIPTION

This command can be used with sdbox or mdbox storage to move mails to alternative storage path when :ALT=<path> is specified for the mail location.

In the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the altmove action with the environment of the logged in system user.

In the second form, the command will be performed for all users.

In the third form, the command will be performed for all users listed in the given file.

In the fourth form, only matching mails of the given user(s) will be moved to the alternative storage.

OPTIONS

Global doveadm(1) options:
-D Enables verbosity and debug messages.
-o setting=value
  Overrides the configuration setting from /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the userdb with the given value. In order to override multiple settings, the -o option may be specified multiple times.
-v Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
-A If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for all users. Using this option in combination with system users from userdb { driver = passwd } is not recommended, because it contains also users with a lower UID than the one configured with the first_valid_uid setting.

When the SQL userdb module is used make sure that the iterate_query setting in /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database layout. When using the LDAP userdb module, make sure that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP schema. Otherwise doveadm(1) will be unable to iterate over all users.

-F file Execute the command for all the users in the file. This is similar to the -A option, but instead of getting the list of users from the userdb, they are read from the given file. The file contains one username per line.
-r When the -r option is given this command works the other way round. Mails will be moved from the alternative storage back to the default mail location.
-S socket_path
  The option\(aqs argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or a hostname and port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host via a TCP socket.

This allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the given socket.

-u user/mask
  Run the command only for the given user. It\(aqs also possible to use \(aq*\(aq and \(aq?\(aq wildcards (e.g. -u *@example.org).
When neither the -A option, nor the -F file option, nor the -u user was specified, the command will be executed with the environment of the currently logged in user.

ARGUMENTS

search_query
  Messages matching this search query will be moved to alt storage. See doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

FILES

/usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf
  Mailbox locations and namespaces.
/usr/local/etc/dovecot/conf.d/auth-*.conf.ext
  Authentication processes, including userdb settings.

EXAMPLE

This example moves seen mails older than one week to alternative storage under /nfsmount:

mail_location = mdbox:~/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/%h/mdbox


doveadm altmove -u johnd@example.com seen savedbefore 1w


REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List <dovecot@dovecot.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available at: http://dovecot.org/bugreport.html

SEE ALSO

doveadm(1), doveadm-search-query(7)
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 1 |  Main Index


Dovecot v2.2 DOVEADM-ALTMOVE (1) 2015-05-09

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.