Bob Ababurko wrote:
I am trying to move the maildirs form one server to a newer box that I have done a resinstall on and I am having some major issues. I am using vpopmail 5.4.0 on both machines. I have a working vpopmail install on the new box and it is time to migrate the accounts and maildirs. I figured that I could copy the /vpopmail/domains folder over to the new machine and thigs would be ok since I am using vchkpw and that is with the dir structure but it seems that I may have made an amatuer move because I cannot log into the accounts with telnet and when I access them with vqadmin to change passwords things get erased. Can someone please help me see the light!
This really should be a howto. I was just on this mailling list trying to figure out this same problem. Since I posted I have seen 3 other people having questions about the same thing. I have my mail server setup like this:
It is being constantly backed up to aonther computer. The crontab is setup so that if the mail server shuts down for what ever reason, I can just direct mail over to the backup and it will run exactly the same.
stop qmail on both machines copy exactly over: /var/qmail/alias /var/qmail/users /var/qmail/control /home/vpopmail/domains
Then change the permissions on the /home/vpopmail/domains directory chown -R vpopmail:vchkpw /home/vpopmail/domains/* chown -R vpopmail:vchkpw /home/vpopmail/domains/
start qmail back up... and TADA
Hope this helps -Blake-