doveadm-dump - Dump the content of Dovecot's binary mailbox index/log
doveadm [-Dv] dump [-t type] path
Dovecot uses several binary index and log files in order to improve performance
for accessing mails. For some mailbox formats, such as sdbox and mdbox, the
index files are part of the format itself. For details about index files, see
doveadm dump is used to show the contents of those mailbox
index/log files, in human readable format. This is mainly useful for Dovecot
developers when debugging some problem.
Global doveadm(1) options:
- 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.
- Enables verbosity, including progress counter.
Command specific options:
- -t type
- the file type of the file to be dumped. If the type was omitted,
doveadm(1) tries to detect the type of path. type can
- ⇒ m.n (sdbox or mdbox mailbox file)
- Dump the list of expunged mails in dovecot-expunges.log. Currently
used only by fts-lucene.
- Dump the list of indexed mails in lucene-indexes directory
- Uncompress an IMAP traffic log, which contains data compressed using the
IMAP COMPRESSION extension.
- Dump metadata of a dcrypt encrypted file.
- Dump metadata of a dcrypt key.
- ⇒ dovecot.index, dovecot.map.index
- ⇒ dovecot.index.log, dovecot.map.index.log
- ⇒ dovecot.mailbox.log
- ⇒ dovecot.index.thread
Look at the contents of a mailbox's index:
- The path to the corresponding dbox storage, index or log file. If only a
directory is specified, doveadm tries to detect the type of files under it
and dumps them.
doveadm dump ~/Maildir/.work/
Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing List
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Information about reporting bugs is available at: