1. Close the qmail services
2. backup the vpopmail dir eks. /home/vpopmail with tar cvfpz vpopmail.tarz /home/vpopmail
3. unmount /home
4. mount the new drive under /home
5. untar the files to the new drive with:
tar xvfpz /where_you_placed_the_tarfile/vpopmail.tarz /
6. start the qmail services
7. change the entry in your /etc/fstab and set the new drive name to the entry with /home
I donīt know if your system is linux, but if it was done on my system it would like this, but with a raid system (2 disks in raid1) just for some extra security.
Do it when the users is at sleep ;-)
Payal Rathod writes:
Hi, I have a 20Gb harddisk server with vpopmail (single domain) running on it. A 12Gb partition is dedicated for users mails. We have around 50 users. But the space has become insufficent over period of time. Now is there any way I can add some other harddisk and start storing mails there? Also, I need to add a few 10s of users more so I thought I can use storage of new disk *too*. I don't want to destroy my old mails. Can someone point a way to do these things? This is the first time I ever faced such an issue.
Thanks for the help. With warm regards, -Payal