On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 08:50:11 -0400, Nelson D. Guerrero wrote:
>This is may be a FAQ by now, but I can't seem to find a straight
>I'm currently using Qmail + Vpopmail with no problems at all. Now, I
>want to add MySQL support to vpopmail without having the fear that
>my files will get damaged.
>I got 2 questions for you guys.
>1) What do I have to do in order to add MySQL support?
>a) Do I simply re-./configure and re-make?
>b) Is it a fresh install?
>2) What files do I have to backup in order to preserve all my
>intact in case something fails?
>It's a really big machine running a little over 500 virtual hosts
>and I
>don't want to screw this up, I'm in the process of installing an
>machine to be a test server or backup server in case something goes

You will need to recompile vpopmail and follow the instructions in
the README.mysql file carefully. I can say with a good degree of
certainty that your mail accounts will remain unaffected. But as
always, a backup is a good idea. I have done this several times with
no problems.

Lets say you have the standard install for vpopmail, as I did, using
cdbs to store account info, you would run the following command after
your created your mysql database:

~vpopmail/bin/vconvert -c -m domain1..domain2..etc or don't specify a
domain name to do all.
This then takes all your accounts and migrates them for you.

Gary Stewart, [EMAIL PROTECTED] on 05/02/2003

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